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Othello Castle, Famagusta

Categories: Castles, Tourist Spots
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4.1/5 based on 55+ reviews on the web
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  • The castle ruins themselves are quite small and can be explored in 45 minutes or so. Climbing to the top of the tower gives a nice vista out to Famagusta port and to the old town. The site is just a f...  read more »
  • The entire eastern façade at the entrance of a beautiful sea views, the Castle. He wrote his famous Shakespeare Othello that claim here. Famagusta is a good start for a pleasant drive in. Entry fee but I forgot how much it was. Enjoy the 6-9 euros/person.
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  • Cyprus Famagusta or stop by the old market when I suggest this in the restaurant. Delicious meat dishes by different tadlandırıyor your palate with an appetizer. Tastes great, Anadolu rakı, Edrine wines.
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  • Othello's Tower... Yes... THE Othello... Not a lot of people know this, but Shakespeare's Othello is based on a historical figure. This is his castle. Essentially, Othello's Tower is Famagusta's Citadel, its last line of defense in case the city is overrun. It's an expansive fortification that requires an entire afternoon's attention if you want to see it properly. You'll find plenty of photo opportunities and historical factoids. My only criticism of this place is that it's been stripped of any an all furnishings, so what you're touring is basically an empty castle. Nevertheless, it well worth seeing if you're in town. Pro-Tip: The central courtyard is converted into an outdoor theater for part of the summer. Unsurprisingly enough, you can see Othello on-stags in Othello's Castle, if you get your visiting dates right. Dates change from year to year, so be sure to check out the local tourist information websites ahead of time.
  • This is a wonderful site
  • Nice Tower, a interesting place to visit in Famagusta
  • It is interesting to look at the ruins
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  • A moment in history
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