Fabulous Larnaca Fort was founded in 1625 to defend the city of Larnaca, which makes sense because it's a fort. It is located at one end of the palm-tree lined seafront promenade called Phinikoudes.
My interest in old castles includes old forts as well, and I had a great and relaxing time exploring Larnaca Fort, since I was the only visitor on that March afternoon. I leisurely walked around the walls of the fort from where I had magnificent views of the seaside and the city of Larnaca.
Previously the fort had been used as a prison, but now it serves as the Larnaca Municipal Cultural Center and also houses a small archeological museum. The ghosts of the former prisoners supposedly roam around the fort on new moon nights.
I don't remember the exact opening hours, but it seems to be open in the afternoon on most of the days. It's usually closed at night and definitely on new moon nights. If you're staying in the vicinity of the fort, you might want to walk by and check out the opening hours.
the old fortress of Larnaca dates back to the year 1625 and it was built in order to defend Larnaca against the Turish invadors. In later years it also became a prison and an outpost of the german troops in WW I. After that it became the seat of the british Administration and nowadays it is a museum. The fortress is lighted at night, like shown in my last photo.
The museum inside the fort shows some cannons and armoury, local lace-works and also some archeological exhibits of Kition, that is the old name for the city of Larnaca.
This museum is situated in the Larnaca Fort which is near the seaside. The fort was built in 1625 by the Turks to assist in defending the city. The fort was also used as a prison. The well stocked museum has exhibitions which include artifacts from the site of Kiton. The fort also serves as a cultural center. To the west of the fort there are shops. Visitors can enjoy a refreshing drink at a seaside cafe after visiting this museum. The museum has a small admission fee and is open weekdays at varying times.
Larnaca fort was built in 1625 under Ottoman rule to defend the city. It was used more often as a prison, especially when the island was taken over by the British in 1878. The fort is on the seashore and visitors can walk around the sea wall. The fort has archeological exhibits from the site of Kition, cannons, suits of armour, lace from nearby Lefkara and various other items. In the summer the fort is sometimes the venue for concerts and other special events organised by the Municipal Cultural Center.
Larnaca fort is an interesting structure erected on the seafront in 1625 by the Turks. It had defensive purposes, back then, but during British rule it was mainly used a a prison. The fort is now open to visitors and you can visit the inner courtyard and open-air garden, as well as some of the rooms.
The municipality has turned it into a small archaeological museum, so you can also see exhibitions of the finds finds from Kition and the Hala Sultan Tekke excavations. At night it occasionally doubles as the Larnaca Municipal Cultural Centre, and in the summer the courtyard becomes a theatre stage.
The fort at Larnica was built by the Turks in 1625. Although built as a fortress, it has mainly been used as a prison. Now it is a museum.
It has a wonderful position of being right on the seafront with great views over the med & Larnica waterfront
The Turks built the form as it is today in 1625. They built it upon the older Ventians foundations which were still in place. It now contains some details on the history of Kition and also some of the findings from the excavation of Hala Sultan Tekke.