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.

Larnaca Museum / Fort

Address: Kimon and Kilkis Sts., Larnaka, Cyprus
Phone Number: 24630169
Improve this listing
61%
Ranked #16 of 34 Attractions in Larnaka
Type: Military Museums, Museums
Owner description: This former British prison is now home to home to treasures of from the Bronze Age.
Attraction details
Type: Military Museums, Museums
Owner description: This former British prison is now home to home to treasures of from the Bronze Age.
Write a Review

114 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
    18
    52
    39
    2
    3
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Polish first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Swedish first
  • Any
English first
Bucharest, Romania
Top Contributor
126 reviews 126 reviews
38 attraction reviews
90 helpful votes 90 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

The small museum inside offers a small inside in the place's past and the history of Cyprus. The full site is not that large, if you can arrange a tour with a guide is better, if not, there a small info book at the entrance. The best attraction: the view from the walls is nice, the history part.... not so... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Bucharest, Romania
Top Contributor
55 reviews 55 reviews
22 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

Built some 800 years ago, it was meant to defend inhabitants from siege of armies coming from the sea. It has several occupants, among them the Turks and the British, that used it as prison and execution site by hanging. The gallows room are still there. The building itself was built out of thick stone blocks, one side washed by... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Cyprus
Top Contributor
59 reviews 59 reviews
12 attraction reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

As the is not a lot here to see, (many people begrudge paying the 2.50 euro entrance,) so dont actually enter the fort, ok its been restored (to a extent) but nothing special. Best thing about this area are the far reaching views, you can only stop and imagine what the area was like 100 years ago. Visited Sunday Morning... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Jordan Valley
Top Contributor
109 reviews 109 reviews
67 attraction reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

Small museum in the Fort. Not that much to actually see. As we are pensioners we were charged half price entrance.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Peterborough, United Kingdom
Contributor
20 reviews 20 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014

Brilliant value for money we we went with our Grandson aged 6 and he loved it all - go along and see for yourself the views are worth it without ll of the history

Was this review helpful? Yes
Dewsbury, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
110 reviews 110 reviews
58 attraction reviews
77 helpful votes 77 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

Didn't manage to visit the place from the inside as there is hardly anything to see from the inside. The fort has been restored and looked after and is always a decent site to visit and walk around.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Al Ain, United Arab Emirates
Top Contributor
75 reviews 75 reviews
30 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

Beautifully restored fort. Lovely to walk around it with lots of photo opportunities. Looks like it is a favorite also for wedding pictures. Not very big with 2.50 euro entrance fee

Was this review helpful? Yes
Sittingbourne, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Only 2.5 euros for an adult, doesn't take too long to get around. Nice view along the beach from the battlement. Shame it's largely restored, but there are some medieval Christian and Muslim headstones, and the execution chamber which us Brits used into the 1940s! Fairly quiet and a chance to get some shade from the sun.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Senior Contributor
29 reviews 29 reviews
19 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

Travelled from ayia nappa to have a look around, small marina, beach not too bad, water again crystal clear, why oh why can't our beaches around the uk look like this...anyway the fort ok but should be free to walk around.took a stroll down the sea front but because it was so hot turned back to return to our hire... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Top Contributor
93 reviews 93 reviews
17 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

Interesting to see the old tombstones, as well as the artifacts in the small museum. I personally loved the tower in the building next door..amazing construction.

Was this review helpful? Yes 1

Travelers who viewed Larnaca Museum / Fort also viewed

Larnaka, Larnaka District
Larnaka, Larnaka District
 
Larnaka, Larnaka District
 

Been to Larnaca Museum / Fort? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.

Manage your listing

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Larnaca Museum / Fort staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?