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Thought provoking!

Interesting and thought provoking statue and I admit to some ignorance of the history of Cyprus... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Stourbridge, United Kingdom
A must

This is an easy sight and a must for tourists in Nicosia! It symbolizes the freedom from the... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Nicosia, Cyprus
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Interesting and thought provoking statue and I admit to some ignorance of the history of Cyprus. But I have many misgivings as the Greek Cypriots seem to have a totally one sided view of history. Many countries in the British Empire managed to gain independence...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is an easy sight and a must for tourists in Nicosia! It symbolizes the freedom from the British. Real life statues.

Thank elenisc
Reviewed May 15, 2018

The monument is a bit further away from the centre of the main sites in south Nicosia, although it is easy to get to. Worth a visit if you are around the area, you also get a good view of the medieval walls near this...More

Thank Firoz U
Reviewed May 6, 2018

An amazing monument with a great history and absolutely fantastic details. Very well kept and not too far from the city center where if you go exploring you'll find many more :D

Thank Marko J
Reviewed March 27, 2018 via mobile

The monument was erected in 1973 to commemorate the anti-british struggle during 1955-59, leading up to Independence in 1960. The symbolism of a gate opening to let prisoners out is quite clear. However, some on-site interpretation in English and other languages would have been helpful.

Thank Reslysten54
Reviewed March 21, 2018

Important for local history although leaving out the Turkish Cypriots in the monument is rather unfair. Still it is good to remember how hard it was to gain independence,

Thank tinkle_24
Reviewed January 30, 2018

We weren't quite sure what type of Liberty this was celebrating but its impressive in its own way. Worth a look.

Thank Ryan C
Reviewed January 11, 2018

This is a monument erected near the Famagusta gate. Due to the fact that it is newer, after the city has been split, you have something to take pictures of, unlike older monuments in the area. It is a short distance from several museums on...More

Thank galadragos
Reviewed December 24, 2017 via mobile

Another erection, that could have been treated with some more attitude, than just dropped between the walls. I even didn't see a sighn what it reffers to.

Thank Jan V
Reviewed December 22, 2017

This statue is above the Venetian Walls of Nicosia. It symbols the liberation of Cypriot people through out the centuries, but mainly from the Great Britain in 1960. But in 1974 Turkey invade Cyprus killing in cold blood, plunder, raping and forcing 200,000 people live...More

Thank ChrisUtd
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