We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Sea Gate

Yesli Deniz, Famagusta, Cyprus
Improve this listing
Ranked #9 of 13 Attractions in Famagusta
Type: Historic Sites
17 visitor photos
Write a Review

16 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
    5
    11
    0
    0
    0
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Italian first
  • Russian first
  • Any
English first
Poole, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
209 reviews 209 reviews
67 attraction reviews
96 helpful votes 96 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.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Bucharest, Romania
Top Contributor
412 reviews 412 reviews
355 attraction reviews
230 helpful votes 230 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.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Istanbul, Turkey
Contributor
19 reviews 19 reviews
10 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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

Was this review helpful? Yes
Scotch Corner, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
5 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 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.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Norwich, United Kingdom
Contributor
12 reviews 12 reviews
6 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
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

Was this review helpful? Yes
Church Stretton, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
91 reviews 91 reviews
44 attraction reviews
171 helpful votes 171 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.

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Vancouver, Canada
Senior Contributor
34 reviews 34 reviews
14 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 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.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Tallinn, Estonia
Senior Contributor
49 reviews 49 reviews
15 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 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!

Was this review helpful? Yes
Manchester, England, United Kingdom
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Caterham, Surrey
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
10 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2012

Massive fortifications and defences, impressive but be careful where you go as very uneven in places

Was this review helpful? Yes

Travelers who viewed Sea Gate also viewed

Famagusta, Famagusta District
Famagusta, Famagusta District
 
Famagusta, Famagusta District
Famagusta, Famagusta District
 

Been to Sea Gate? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

If you own or manage Sea Gate, register now for free tools to enhance your listing, attract new reviews, and respond to reviewers.

Manage your listing