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“Nothing special” 2 of 5 stars
Review of Kyrenia Gate

Kyrenia Gate
Ibrahimpasa, Nicosia, Cyprus
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Ranked #47 of 238 things to do in Nicosia
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Lido di Venezia, Italy
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“Nothing special”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2014

We was in this piace in the old center of town , this is ancient door , but gong be abandoned , better to visti ledra Street and Turkish border.

Visited February 2014
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  • Polish first
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  • Russian first
  • Turkish first
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Bucharest, Romania
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“Small, but interresting attraction”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2014

The Kyrenia Gate is one of the Venetian walls' gates, the most known in the Turkish part of Nicosia. The attraction itself is not very big, now being used as an tourism information office. The architecture seems more Ottoman than Venetian, and the islamic inscriptions reminds every visitor abou the diversity of the city. Near the gate is a big statue of Kemal Ataturk and also the mini-buses (dolmuş) that connects Nicosia with Kyrenia (Girne) and Famagusta (Mağusa).

Visited June 2013
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Aldershot, United Kingdom
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“Iconic”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2013

Gate is part of the history of the Country worth seeing and also worth seeing attractions in the locality as well

Visited October 2013
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“Iconic...”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2013

Girne gate is now a tourist office. The staff speak English and I managed to obtain some road maps to help me drive around the northern part of Cyprus. Just by the doorway, there are some steps leading to a viewing around on the first floor. Worth a look!
Girne (Kyrenia) Gate is one of the three original gates in the North part of the City Walls built in the Venetian period, allowing entrance into Lefkosa. The gate was built in 1562 and named the Porta Del Proveditore after the Venetian military engineer Proveditore Francesco Barbaro. A small domed watchtower was added to the top of the gate in 1821. The gate has inscriptions from the Venetian and Ottoman periods on it's Walls. In 1931, during the British colonial period, sections of the wall on both sides were removed to allow for traffic movement.

Visited December 2013
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