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Limassol Castle, Limassol

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Nestled right among upbeat cafes and restaurants, Limassol Castle stands tall, reminiscent of the days of the Byzantine Kingdom, Lusignan rulers, and King Richard the Lionheart. Believed to have been built over an early Christian basilica, the present-day edifice dates back to the year 1590. Burned and looted by the Genoese, the Egyptians, and the Venetians, and shaken by powerful earthquakes, the castle was finally rebuilt by the Ottomans and served as a prison until 1950. Today you can visit a medieval museum inside the castle, with exhibits depicting the economic, social, and cultural development of Cyprus from the 3rd to the 18th century. Before you head to Limassol, plan trip itinerary details with our user-friendly Limassol travel itinerary maker, to make sure you see all that Limassol has to offer, including Limassol Castle.
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  • Walk when not in heat, rain and you don't want to swim, visit the carob mill eat, drink again walk
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  • This is an interesting castle which is used to house a collection of medieval artefacts. There are excellent views of Limassol from the roof.  more »
  • The castle is cute. The district around reborn. Cafes, boutiques, restaurants. We were 8 years ago and it was a bad neighborhood dilapidated and dangerous. Now it is reborn.
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  • Limassol crusader castle. Much to see , armory, chapel, tombstones ,jail cells , etc. and all in this ingenious designed tree floored defense quarter. Great view to the sea from the top.
  • Such a nice place especially during the evening and for a night out. Full of life and restaurants
  • Basic Roman fortification but also has fully reconstructed wine press on site which is fascinating. The grounds are also beautiful and well cared for.
  • A nice little museum, but tickets are expensive. Medieval attributes, gravestones and a skeleton in addition. A view from the roof is not so beautiful, but it is interesting.
  • Amazing medieval castle showing you the medieval history of this beautiful island