Nicosia Things to Do

  • Venetian coats-of-arms over the entrance
    Venetian coats-of-arms over the entrance
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    Buyuk Han exterior
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  • Selimiye Mosque (St. Sophia Cathedral)
    Selimiye Mosque (St. Sophia Cathedral)
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  • 1. Green line

    Nicosia is the last divided capital of Europe and the Green Line is the line that divides the island it between the north (theTurkish Cypriot part) and the south (its Greek Cypriot counterpart). There...

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  • 2. Churches

    This is a special church in Nicosia. There is a miracle attached to the church which is interesting reading. For an explanation go to the web site mentioned here, (so I am not accused of cutting and...

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  • 3. Mosques

    This ancient church is the chief mosque in the northern state of Cyprus, and the great festivals of Bayram and other Moslem gatherings are conducted here. It was formerly the cathedral of St. Sophia...

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  • 4. Venetian Walls

    The capital city is surrounded by sturdy 16th century stone walls built by the Venetians to replace the inadequate medieval walls they inherited. Despite being considered a great example of military...

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  • 5. Buyuk Han

    Buyuk Han dates from 1572...one of the earliest Ottoman public buildings. It is a magnificent example of a 'han'; a travellers' innn, with accommodation and stabling. Guest rooms were on the second...

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  • 6. Belediye Pazari

    The Belediye Pazari is the covered municipal market of North Nicosia. it is also known as "Bandabulya". This market was the main marketplace of the city during the Ottoman period; today it is still a...

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  • 7. Archbishop's Palace

    No ordinary Archbishop lived here, but Archbishop Makarios III himself. His giant black statue overshadows the square in front of the faux Venetian palace he once occupied. Archbishop Makarios was the...

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  • 8. Venetian Column.

    In the centre of the square stands the Venetian Column, which was crowned by the lion of St. Mark until toppled by the victorious Turks in 1570. This granite column, traditionally believed to be have...

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  • 9. Turkish Nicosia

    The Turkish side of Nicosia is a fascinating look into a hidden and unrecognised world: the capital of a non-nation. Here everything suddenly feels like Turkey....

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  • 10. Europe's last divided City

    After the fall of the Berlin wall in 1989,Nicosia remains the only divided city in Europe after Turkish Forces invaded the North of the Island in 1974 and...

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  • 11. Hadigeorgakis Kornesios House

    A very attractive building in the old city of Nicosia.The house of Hadigeorgakis Kornesios, also known as the house of the Dragoman. It is a building of the...

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  • 12. Liberty Monument

    This isn't, as you might think, a monument to the liberation of Cyprus from the Turks, but from the British. It still sits uncomfortably with the Turkish...

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  • 13. Hamam Omerye Baths

    One of the most beautiful and well kept Turkish baths in Europe can be found in the heart of Greek Nicosia. The carefully restored Hamam Omerye Baths were built...

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  • 14. Town Hall

    Overlooking Freedom Square, renamed after the Turkish invasion, the Town Hall occupies a prominent, if not central, location. Freedom Square is a popular place...

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  • 15. No Man's Land

    Separating the Greek and Turkish sides of the city is about fifty meters of nostalgia. Frozen in time, every brick, sign, window, beam and slab of pavement is...

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  • 16. WALK TOWARDS THE LAIKI GITONIA

    Laiki Gitonia houses the main Tourist Information Centre, where walking tours of Nicosia start on Mondays, Thursdays, and Fridays. It is a pedestrian area very...

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  • 17. Take a stroll and Do some Shopping

    Cross Plateia Eleftherias and enter Laiki Geitonia.. This area has been restored as a sanitized version of an old-fashioned Nicosia neighbourhood. You’ll find...

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  • 18. Drive to the Picturesque Village of FIKARDOU

    This picturesque village is situated 32 km south east of Nicosia, surrounded by peaks of over 1.000 m high.The buildings date back from the 19thcentury with...

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  • 19. Ataturk Meydam

    The central square of north Nicosia..not a huge place, but apparently the main focus of the city's Turkish community for many centuries.It is generally known as...

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  • 20. Wander the streets and look at the details.

    This is the only way to really get a sense of anywhere.As you walk through north Nicosia old town, you'll see so many buildings which are derelict, or...

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  • 21. Mevlevi Tekke

    I really liked this small ethnographic museum, set in a building which was home to the Mevlevi dervish order.The turning floor (big enough for perhaps six...

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  • 22. Dervis Pasa Konagi (Dervish Pasha Mansion)

    Built in the early 19th century, this large courtyard house belonged to Dervis Pasa, the owner of the first Turkish language newspaper in Cyprus.It lies in the...

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  • 23. The Bedestan

    Standing next door to Selimiye Camii, the Bedestan is now restored and opened to the public (using EU funding) and well worth visiting.This was originally a...

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  • 24. Arabahmet District-Lefkosha

    Arabahmet neighbourhood was one of Lefkosa’s fanciest districts and the residence of well-to-do citizens. This area had been left vacant for a long period of...

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  • 25. Lapidary Museum

    Located next to St. Sophia (Selimiye Mosque), this museum displays stone artefacts gathered from various sites. Here you can find a collection of many...

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