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Othello Castle, Famagusta

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  • Included in the mighty medieval walls then enhanced by the Venetians in the 15th century, the so-called Castle of Otello, consisting of four towers and different environments, it was very recently very well restored with a speech funded by the United Nations. At the entrance you are greeted by a relief with the lion of Saint Mark and indoors, in a room from high gothic vaults, some panels illustrate the various stages of restoration. Up in the stands, you have a nice view of the harbor and the sea which stretches towards Syria. Will be the beauty of the place or the awesomeness of the name but it seems that the unhappy Moor of Venice is still there.
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  • Othello Castel is a part of the fortress of Famagusta. If one is in the old town, you can watch the "Castel", but there's not much to see.
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  • The current castle was built by Venetian Captain Nicolao Foscorino in 1492 with Renaissance style. This place was the inspiration for Shakspeare's Othello who killed his lover Desdemona in this castle...  more »
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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
  • Worth seeing.
  • The island is one of the places worth visiting.
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