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Address: Yesli Deniz, Famagusta, Cyprus

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Visiting this gate is free and it is quite close to the historical old town of Famagusta (just 4-5 minutes of walking). This gate itself is not a big deal but it is very suitable... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 4, 2015
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Ankara, Turkey
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Ankara, Turkey
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122 reviews 122 reviews
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57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

Visiting this gate is free and it is quite close to the historical old town of Famagusta (just 4-5 minutes of walking). This gate itself is not a big deal but it is very suitable to take pictures of the old city. But note that the old town is to the west of this gate and if you go there... More 

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Sweden
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273 attraction reviews
331 helpful votes 331 helpful votes
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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70 attraction reviews
128 helpful votes 128 helpful votes
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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525 attraction reviews
297 helpful votes 297 helpful votes
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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25 reviews 25 reviews
12 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
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
7 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 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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47 attraction reviews
175 helpful votes 175 helpful votes
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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35 reviews 35 reviews
14 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
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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49 reviews 49 reviews
15 attraction reviews
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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