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. Plan to visit Limassol Castle during your Limassol vacation using our convenient Limassol trip planner .
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  • August 17, 2017
    Absolutely worth seeing buildings, with many artifacts and showcases. The complete system is very well kept and well maintained! Worth a visit for lovers of historic buildings in any case! Also in the immediate vicinity there are many restaurants and bars. Only on parking lots are lacking here, you must be running as a piece...
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  • August 16, 2017
    Besides the stone works and carvings on the grounds, there is also a life sized model of an olive press. It's fun for a casual stroll, a history lesson, or as a couple.  more »
  • August 14, 2017
    The castle is pretty and is located not far from the city center, recommended for those who want to explore something different from the classic Beach, nice view from the top
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  • May 5, 2017
    Not much is explained about the castle besides who conquer it, but there are some really nice old pieces to see and a great view upstairs (yes, you get to go to the roof of the castle!) - if you like museums and medieval pieces you should go :)
  • July 2, 2017
    One of the best historical monuments in Cyprus
  • May 27, 2017
    Very cool castle right in the heart of Limassol. Lots of historical artifacts and not very crowded.
  • July 4, 2017
    Amazing views from upstairs
  • July 3, 2017
    Pretty atmosphere. Nicest area in Limassol

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Limassol offers a diverse array of accommodations. Most hotels sit close to the beach, offering proximity to some of the city's liveliest bars and restaurants, as well as superb views. Bed and breakfasts offer great value for money, but they tend to be located in residential areas. For families on holiday, check out the private villas and apartments available for vacationers. Look for a property with a full kitchen and private swimming pool for the ultimate in convenience and privacy.
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