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Address: Yesli Deniz, Famagusta, Cyprus

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Porta del Mare - the Sea Gate of Famagusta

Porta del Mare is one of the two original entrances to the Walled city of Famagusta, the second being The Land Gate. It is built in italian Renaissance style, and is very well... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed December 6, 2014
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

Porta del Mare is one of the two original entrances to the Walled city of Famagusta, the second being The Land Gate. It is built in italian Renaissance style, and is very well preserved. The Gate has a wooden door, above the door arch and facing the harbour there is a large marble bas-relief of Winged Lion of St.Mark of... More 

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Poole, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

The views from the top are super and well worth the climb up the steps. I took some fabulous photos. It is near Other historic attractions so in a very handy area for shops, restaurants and just a lovely area of the city. Well worth a visit.

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Bucharest, Romania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2014

The Sea Gate (Porta del Mare) is situated near the harbour and near the Othello Castle. There is a Venetian lion statue at the entrance. The best thing about this attraction are the beautiful views towards the sea and to the walled city.

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Istanbul, Turkey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2013

Sea Gate was build just after 1300, during the construction of sea walls during Lusignan Period. It was reconstructed in 1496 by Venetians, as iti is indicated on its inscription panel. There is a rumor that Leonardo da Vinci had contributed to the design of the Sea Gate of Famagusta. It was the only gate to the port for 600... More 

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Scotch Corner, United Kingdom
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38 reviews 38 reviews
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27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2013

Small walled town steeped in amazing history and full of character. Wallking around viewing all the sites within this area is a must and can be done in a day. Walk up on to the top of the old wall in the north of the city to get views down of the Lala Mustafa Pasha Mosque.

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Norwich, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2013

A quick way into the city - the land gate is a much longer way round. Just watch your step when crossing the road as traffic to the harbour uses this bit. There's some great historical murals to distract you just there, too. A museum was advertised on the map, but we didn't see it - maybe seasonal. A very... More 

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Church Stretton, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2012

We hired a car and went, parking we found just inside the city gates by the tourist information office and was free. The old town is easy to walk round in terms of distance. and we used a tourist book we had to guide us around. Beautiful old buildings sorry we didn't have more time.

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Vancouver, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2012

The sea gate worth seeing.. Famagusta itself...Lovely beaches, views of the sea and wonderful seafood restaurants with great sea views. Our restaurant was so close the waves were threatening to splash us we ate. The mosque is also very impressive.

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Tallinn, Estonia
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21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2012

We have travelled to Famagusta on our own. Had a very nice walk in the town, enjoying the beautiful views and atmosphere. Yet, being interested in the history of the island and its nearest past, we got what we wanted! Worth seing including Varosia!

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Manchester, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2012

We have just returned from protaras staying at Capo Bay Hotel (which was a fantastic hotel and highly recommended). During our stay we were told by the Thomas Cook rep about the day trip to Famagusta by the Red Bus (which is open air top and they only take bookings to fill the top deck only). We had a fantastic... More 

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