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Address: Yesli Deniz, Famagusta, Cyprus
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Interesting place with a panoramic view

Visiting Famagusta Old Town is a must while on Cyprus and this is definitely the sight that deserves full tourist attention as it flashes with it's grotesque and medieval... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
Salzburg, Austria
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Salzburg, Austria
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Visiting Famagusta Old Town is a must while on Cyprus and this is definitely the sight that deserves full tourist attention as it flashes with it's grotesque and medieval features. It is an interesting place to visit and offers a panoramic view on the Ghost Town of Famagusta and the Old Town). Furthermore, it is a good place to take... More 

Thank karbicka
Prague, Czech Republic
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8 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

Interesting place which you cannot miss if you will be in this area. Take the time and spend time in this place.

Thank Roman U
Yesilirmak, North Cyprus
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98 reviews
43 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

what not walk around the whole of Famagusta's walls, just for fun, if its not too hot. Very enjoyable.

Thank kehk
Ankara, Turkey
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151 reviews
81 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 72 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 

1 Thank Murat D
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379 reviews
305 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 394 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 

1 Thank Superkatt
Poole, United Kingdom
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302 reviews
81 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 138 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.

1 Thank Rosie A
Bucharest, Romania
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785 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 360 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.

1 Thank menq
Istanbul, Turkey
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26 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 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 

2 Thank 4seyyah
Scotch Corner, United Kingdom
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38 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 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.

Thank ANomadicSoul
Norwich, United Kingdom
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6 attraction reviews
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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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