4+1 Places to Visit in Nicosia
Published on July 03, 2020
Nicosia, or Lefkosia, lies roughly at the centre of the island, with a rich history that can be traced back to the Bronze Age. Today, it blends its historic past brilliantly with the bustle of a modern city. The heart of the city, enclosed by the 16th century Venetian walls, is dotted with museums, ancient churches and medieval buildings preserving the nostalgic atmosphere of years past. Here’s some of the best locations to visit for a day at the capital:
- Archaeological Museum
Enjoy the cosmopolitan atmosphere of the capital of Cyprus with a visit to the prominent Archaeological museum with its fascinating collection of Cypriot antiquities and treasures from the Neolithic age to the Early Byzantine period.
- Venetian Walls and Laiki Geitonia
The famous Famagusta Gate still stands today, proudly protecting the still-ancient town within from the modern city without. After a passing the Venetian walls of the old city and Famagusta Gate, we arrive at Laiki Geitonia and stroll at leisure down its stone paved streets.
- St John the Evangelist
From there, we will drive to the cathedral of St. John the Evangelist and its 13th and 18th century wall paintings; depicting scenes from the Bible and the discovery of the tomb of St. Barnabas in Salamis.
- Byzantine Museum
To enhance our cultural discovery guests can explore the Byzantine museum and its exceptional selection of Byzantine icons covering the period between the 9th and the 18th century
- Ledras Street
After a day of exploring, why not enjoy a coffee and a stroll down the popular Ledras shopping street in the heart of the old town.
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