Trip Planner Europe  /  Cyprus  /  Limassol District  /  Limassol  /  Historic Sites  /  Limassol Castle

Limassol Castle, Limassol

Categories: Castles, Specialty Museums, Museums, Tourist Spots
Inspirock Rating:
3.9/5 based on 650+ reviews on the web
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.
Create a full itinerary - for free!
going to
read all reviews »
  • Limassol castle is a cute little museum in the old town of Lemesos. It's set up nicely to give you a little insight into the medieval history of the area. It's only 3.5 euros to enter and while it's a...  read more »
  • Featured castle with well made exhibition. Incredibly thick walls and interesting certainly for every visitor.
    show original
  • In the Castle Museum of medieval life. You can see device halls, dungeons and private premises. Interior, naturally, is not preserved. But in the display you will see the medieval utensils, weapons, armor. All genuine. Knights in armour guard the entrance. Wonderful views from the roof. School-age children should be very interesting because obviously exhibits genuine. Entrance ticket for adults-4.5 euros. Children under 6 free.
    show original
  • Amazing medieval castle showing you the medieval history of this beautiful island
  • Worth a visit, splendid view of the town from the fortfications at the top
  • The view on the tower of the castle is very beautiful!
  • Kastro
  • Great monument
Nearby Attractions
Visit for 2​h
Visit for 30​m
Visit for 30​m
Visit for 1​h
Visit for 1​h 30​m
Visit for 3​h
Visit for 3​h