Liberty Monument, Nicosia

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  • We weren't quite sure what type of Liberty this was celebrating but its impressive in its own way. Worth a look.  more »
  • Close to the Archbishopric is this majestic monument which commemorates the liberation of Cyprus from the colonization of the United Kingdom. Creates a special thrill to see the statues of inmates coming out of prison and regain freedom.
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  • This is a monument erected near the Famagusta gate. Due to the fact that it is newer, after the city has been split, you have something to take pictures of, unlike older monuments in the area. It is a...  more »
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  • Amazing monument. Extremely detailed, beautiful and moving.
  • 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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  • Emotional monumemt of Liberty....
  • Statue of liberty
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