Liberty Monument, Nicosia

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  • Even though we did not have time to stop and take a good look at it, it was nice to see it from the car in sundown when the sun provides a special lovely light. I have visited several countries in the...  more »
  • The monument may be an incentive to the knowledge of the rich history of the island which over the centuries passed from hand to hand. His impressive form, standing in front of him we feel involved in suffering.
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  • The Liberty Monument is on the Podocatro Bastion of the city walls, close to the old aqueduct and a couple of minutes walk from the Famagusta Gate. It was erected in 1973 to commemorate the release from prison in 1959 of EOKA fighters. It shows a statue of liberty overseeing two EOKA heroes tugging on chains in order to open prison gates and release Greek Cypriot prisoners, peasants and clergy, from British colonial rule. You will notice that there are no Turkish Cypriot prisoners being released, as they were considered to have been allies of the British during colonial times. For many years a huge statue of Archbishop Makarios looked along the road from the Archbishopric to the Liberty Monument, but public pressure has caused that statue to be removed. There is likewise some embarrassment surrounding the Liberty Monument, to such an extent that it doesn't appear in many guide books. However, unlike the Archbishop, it will probably not be removed. We are, after all, talking about a country where the EOKA terrorists are seen as heroes, and there is still a public holiday named "Eoka Day" every year on the 1st April.
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  • The monument was built in 1973, to commemorate those to, who fought from 1955-1959 against the British occupation.
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Where to stay in Nicosia

Despite being the country's capital, Nicosia is not as geared toward tourists as the resorts on Cyprus' sunny coast. Hotels tend to be geared toward business travelers but provide a comfortable stay. Renting a vacation apartment may be preferable option for many, as they enable you to live more like locals. The greater Nicosia area spreads far and wide, so stay near the old city to access the most popular attractions, bars, and restaurants on foot. For an economical option, look for lodging on the north side of the city.
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