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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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  • Castle castle. Wander around and do photo that were in the Castle Knight Lionheart. Located next to the port, just across the road. Works to 17-30 and not every day.
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  • Despite the rather small size of the plant, the visit is highly recommended. You get an interesting little if insight also slightly unübersichtlichen-in the different periods of Cyprus / the Castle. The best, however, is that there are none of the usual strict rules of a Museum in this "Museum in historic surroundings", i.e. many of the exhibits are free touched; Photos of course allows. So you get not only beautiful pictures as memories, but also the opportunity to place his hand have seen hundreds or even thousands years of history on pieces (E.g. pillars, marble, etc.). Impressive!
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  • Interesting visit to the castle for lovers of history and period Ottoman. You will find several rooms where different objects, clothes, weapons, religious relics etc... See a couple or family but it wasn't for us a must visit.
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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 :)
  • One of the best historical monuments in Cyprus
  • Very cool castle right in the heart of Limassol. Lots of historical artifacts and not very crowded.
  • Amazing views from upstairs
  • Pretty atmosphere. Nicest area in Limassol

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Where to stay in Limassol

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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