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Larnaka Medieval Castle

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Address: Athinon Avenue | at an intersection with Kamil Kenan street, Larnaka City, Cyprus
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+357 24 630169

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Small but Lovely

This is a really small fort with a clearing in the middle and some rooms with old slabs and sculptures. The clearing has a few cannons that make for a good photo. The highlight of... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Tamara N
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Beirut, Lebanon
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Beirut, Lebanon
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a really small fort with a clearing in the middle and some rooms with old slabs and sculptures. The clearing has a few cannons that make for a good photo. The highlight of the place is the upper observation deck that looks over at the beach.

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Timisoara, Romania
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Originally built during the Middle Ages, the Fort took its present form during Ottoman rule.After the end of the Ottoman rule in Cyprus, the British converted it into a prison during the first years of their rule. Today the Fort houses the District Medieval Museum, whose collection covers 15 centuries of history, from early Christian period to the 19th century.The... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It is old and quaint but really small. On par with Fort Cornwallis in Penang. I wonder if these tiny forts were anything other than symbolic. Still a nice old joint with real history.

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Thank Landage W
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Larnaca castle is situated close to the beach it is well preserved although small very interesting. this time of year open from 9:00 to 17:00 hours it has a lovely courtyard which hosts from what I understand small concerts during the summer months.

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Skelmersdale, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I went in here with an open mind and was pleasantly surprised how well preserved the castle is ., you don't see it all as the rest is under the road but I was surprised at some of the graves that are on show., there are 3 German cannons that are under a shelter (through the entrance) and on the... More 

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A walk along the board walk in Larnaka City leads you to the castle. Unfortunately for me I was there on a cool afternoon and all the doors were shut. If you have visited some of the other castles in the area this may not seem so significant. However great to see some sights and history while roaming about.

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 8, 2017

The castle is small but you can see the reminders left by the various powers that have occupied the island through the years. At €2.50 the cost is very reasonable as well. I wouldn't describe the castle as unmissable, but it is very interesting.

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Bucharest, Romania
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 8, 2017

don't expect anything mindblowing of a castle or anything. the whole fort is really small, you can walk around in about 30 minutes. entrance fee is 2.5 euros - that is you can also visit the museum, meh! I wouldn't say it is worth paying that price, but the view from the upper side is really nice, you can see... More 

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Nicosia, Cyprus
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 4, 2017

If you are in the area and you are interested in history then it is worth visiting this small castle. Nice view from the top roof. A small museum also available.

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Chesapeake, Virginia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 4, 2017 via mobile

We went to get out of the house and just go for a walk. It's incredibly small compared to other castles we've been to on the island. I was expecting more, so was a bit disappointed. There weren't many signs talking about the history of the building which was disappointing as well. If you're in the area, it's not a... More 

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