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Larnaka Medieval Castle

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Address: Athinon Avenue | at an intersection with Kamil Kenan street, Larnaka City, Cyprus
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+357 24 630169

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Antiquity in the heart of Larnaka

Definitely worth a stop to see the Medieval Castle in Larnaka, especially if walking around the old town. It is a fairly quick stop as the castle is small but strategically... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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North Liberty, Iowa
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The castle is a quite simple building well maintained and with very nice views over the sea. It keeps some canyons and a very small collection of old pictures and other objects. It makes for a nice short visit to enjoy the views from above the sea.

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North Liberty, Iowa
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Definitely worth a stop to see the Medieval Castle in Larnaka, especially if walking around the old town. It is a fairly quick stop as the castle is small but strategically located near the old city.

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Boras, Sweden
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

You can walk around the castle garden, see the old stone decorations around the area and so on. There is also a small museum one floor up that gives you a bit more information. You can walk through pretty fast but I think it is still worth a visit if you are nearby.

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Beirut, Lebanon
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2017

This is a really small fort with a clearing in the middle and some rooms with old slabs and sculptures. The clearing has a few cannons that make for a good photo. The highlight of the place is the upper observation deck that looks over at the beach.

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Timisoara, Romania
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 February 2017

Originally built during the Middle Ages, the Fort took its present form during Ottoman rule.After the end of the Ottoman rule in Cyprus, the British converted it into a prison during the first years of their rule. Today the Fort houses the District Medieval Museum, whose collection covers 15 centuries of history, from early Christian period to the 19th century.The... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 February 2017 via mobile

It is old and quaint but really small. On par with Fort Cornwallis in Penang. I wonder if these tiny forts were anything other than symbolic. Still a nice old joint with real history.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 January 2017 via mobile

Larnaca castle is situated close to the beach it is well preserved although small very interesting. this time of year open from 9:00 to 17:00 hours it has a lovely courtyard which hosts from what I understand small concerts during the summer months.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 January 2017 via mobile

I went in here with an open mind and was pleasantly surprised how well preserved the castle is ., you don't see it all as the rest is under the road but I was surprised at some of the graves that are on show., there are 3 German cannons that are under a shelter (through the entrance) and on the... More 

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 January 2017 via mobile

A walk along the board walk in Larnaka City leads you to the castle. Unfortunately for me I was there on a cool afternoon and all the doors were shut. If you have visited some of the other castles in the area this may not seem so significant. However great to see some sights and history while roaming about.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 January 2017

The castle is small but you can see the reminders left by the various powers that have occupied the island through the years. At €2.50 the cost is very reasonable as well. I wouldn't describe the castle as unmissable, but it is very interesting.

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