Famagusta Things to Do

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  • 1. Lala Mustafa Pasha mosque

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    This is the largest medieval building in Famagusta. It was originally constructed as St. Nicholas Cathedral and its construction took almost 100 years (1300-1400 AD). Its architecture is obviously...

  • 2. Othello's Castle and Citadel

    Othello's Tower is the medieval fortress guarding both the harbour and the town of Famagusta. Othello is the name of a Venetian governor of 1506. The entrance to the tower is pierced through the...

  • 3. The Church of St George

    The ruins of the St. George Church still stand and can be seen in the Old City Walls of Famagusta. This church was said to be built in opposition to the nearby Latin, Roman Catholic Cathedral of St....

  • 4. Glapsides Beach

    It is the best beach in Famagusta. It's a pretty long sandy beach with lots of umbrellas. The sea is quite shallow, making it really convenient for families...

  • 5. The Royal Palace

    It was originally the Royal Palace of the Lusignans, built in the 13th century, just opposite the St. Nicholas Cathedral (now Lala Mustafa Pasha Mosque). In...

  • 6. Namik Kemal Dungeon and Museum

    Namik Kemal (1840-1888) was a nationalist poet and novelist, spent 38 months in this dungeon when he was sent into exile by the Ottoman Sultan in April 1873...

  • 7. Canbulat Bastion (Arsenale) and Museum

    Canbulat (Djanboulat) was one of the high-ranking Ottoman soldiers during the conquest of Cyprus in 1570-1. He took part in all of the operations.According to...

  • 8. The Historical Walls of Famagusta

    The old city of Famagusta is surrounded by the historical walls, which are massive and date back to mediaeval times. The walls stand intact to this day and they...

  • 9. Varosha - Ghost Town

    I'll be writing about "Varosha" under the "things to do tip" but visiting Varosha is not actually possible unless you are travelling with a Turkish or UN...

  • 10. Patisserie Petek

    A must see attraction for everybody visiting Famagusta. Right next to the entrance of the ancient gate to the city you will find Patisserie Petek, a wonderful...

  • 11. Gothic Architecture of Magusa

    Gazimagusa will make you delighted. Your tour will be unforgettable because of the other buildings in Magusa influenced by gothic architecture, including the...

  • 12. Gaze from afar at Maras (Varosha).

    A sticking point, this place....a pawn in a powerful game which has not yet ended. A bargaining chip, perhaps.The 'dead zone'.A little bit of Maras is still...

  • 13. Spot the ancient tree.

    This ancient and venerable sycamore fig tree outside the mosque/cathedral is said to be as old as the building...........possible, but pretty much unprovable.It...

  • 14. Archaeological Museum

    Archaeological Museum and The Monastery of St. Barnabas is at the opposite side of the Salamis-Famagusta road, by the Royal Tombs. The next building is...

  • 15. Ancient City of Salamis-Magusa

    The ruins of the ancient city of Salamis are located right next to the legendary blue waters of the Mediterranean, giving it a unique combination of history and...

  • 16. Old Kirtikli Bathhouse

    One of my favourite sights in the old town of Famagusta is what is left of the Kirtikli Bathhouse - the old Hammam. When it was built it must have looked...

  • 17. Sinan Pasha Mosque

    Sinan Pasha Mosque is another mosque that used to be a Christin church. Back then it was called Church of St Peter and Paul and was built in 1359 - this one too...

  • 18. Palazzo del Proveditore

    Opposite Lala Mustafa Pasha Mosque, on the othrt side of the main square, you can see interesting ruins od the Palazzo del Proveditore (The Royal Palace), the...


    One of many little islands of Christianity spread all over the Northern Cyprus. the building reminded me Byzantine basilica, and as I learned, same part of it...

  • 20. Marash, the Ghost City

    no political statements :) I just hope that one day people will come back to this formerly beautiful resort, bringing back warmth and hospitality that Cypriots...

  • 21. Apostolos Andreas Monastery

    The monastery, situated on the north-east most point of the island known as the Cape of Saint Andrea (Cape Zafer, turkish), is dedicated to Saint Andrew...

  • 22. Salamis Ruins

    To the north of Famagusta lie the fabulous ruins of Salamis. This one great city is believed to have been founded in the 11th century BC and after the...

  • 23. Stone Lyon

    Behind the "marine doorway" with a serious venetian lyon, there's another one, far less serious; the tale is about him opening his mouth once a year and letting...

  • 24. Mosque

    In 16th century the octomans invaders, defeated the venetian rulers and occupied the iland, the gothic church of St. Nicholas was turned to a mosque, as it is...

  • 25. beaching: go north, 10 km, to...

    beaching: go north, 10 km, to salamis bay (by taxi or bus). there is a very fine sandy beach and two hotels to stay for. also some beach-restaurants with fine...

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