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Othello Castle, Famagusta
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  • Empty rooms in the castle there is nothing external. There's a nice sentiment, but well-preserved landscape is no Castle, no feeling of something that happened. Can be seen at a time.
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  • well preserved section of city wall supposed to be the inspiration for Shakespeare Othello doubt if he has heard of Cyprus let alone famagusta 
  • It was constructed by the Lusignans in the 14th century. Named after the character Othello because Shakespeare speaks of the most important port of Cyprus but make the name.
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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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