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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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  • We have visited a few times now and it is small but interesting. Part of the attraction is that it is surrounded by some really good places to eat.  more »
  • Am not an historical person but it's okay nothing much to see inside . Jordan more rich of historical places . It's normal.  more »
  • Amazing to find such a complete castle this age and lovely to wonder around on our own with enough information to understand it's history. Fab views from roof, recommended!  more »
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  • 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 :)
  • Very cool castle right in the heart of Limassol. Lots of historical artifacts and not very crowded.
  • Major upgrade compared to Paphos Castle, it is a nice little hideaway from the sun, I didn't find it fascinating personally, but there are lots of interesting artifacts to look and browse around.
  • Nice, but a bit short visit. Street alongside are nice to tour
  • Excellent castle tucked away behind tall buildings so easy to miss.