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Larnaca Museum / Fort

Address: Kimon and Kilkis Sts., Larnaka, Cyprus
Phone Number: 24630169
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Ranked #22 of 54 things to do in Larnaka
Type: Military museums, Museums
Owner description: This former British prison is now home to home to treasures of from the Bronze Age.
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Type: Military museums, Museums
Owner description: This former British prison is now home to home to treasures of from the Bronze Age.
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London, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

It was okay. Cheap to get in bit there just isn't really anything inside. Just the same walls you saw on the outside, inside. You do get to walk on a small section of wall though which has very nice views of the coast.

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Margate, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015

Very interesting to see the old architecture. Leaflet given to you to explain what is in the fort. Reasonable entry fee.

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Bucharest, Romania
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128 reviews 128 reviews
38 attraction reviews
93 helpful votes 93 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 

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Bucharest, Romania
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25 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 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 

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Cyprus
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12 attraction reviews
60 helpful votes 60 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 

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Jordan Valley
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130 reviews 130 reviews
82 attraction reviews
62 helpful votes 62 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.

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Peterborough, United Kingdom
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21 reviews 21 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

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Dewsbury, United Kingdom
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80 helpful votes 80 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.

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Al Ain, United Arab Emirates
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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

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Sittingbourne, United Kingdom
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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.

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