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Dramatic monument

This monument dramatically symbolises the successful Cypriot struggle for independence from Britain... read more

Reviewed October 30, 2018
Michael S
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London, United Kingdom
Thought provoking!

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

Reviewed June 28, 2018
baggiemick
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Stourbridge, United Kingdom
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Reviewed November 2, 2018

The statue symbolism the heroe struggle The fighting spirit inprisoning ,handking and hard fighting of the Greek community for independence of Cyprus from the English roulers between 1955-1959.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Marios P
Reviewed October 30, 2018

This monument dramatically symbolises the successful Cypriot struggle for independence from Britain 1955-1959. Well worth seeing.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Michael S
Reviewed August 27, 2018

The monument is of great importance to Cyprus recent history, but as it looks locals do not appreciate its value.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank xanthosm2018
Reviewed July 23, 2018

Nice mini liberty statue in the center of Nicosia. It was a very hot and humid day, was with friends.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank 1,111,777
Reviewed June 28, 2018

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

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank baggiemick
Reviewed June 24, 2018 via mobile

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

Date of experience: June 2018
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

Date of experience: April 2018
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

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank MarkoJ708
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.

Date of experience: March 2018
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,

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank tinkle_24
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