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Address: Sarayonu, Nicosia, Cyprus
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour

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Hail the Queen

A reminded of the passing of the British empire! This street is packed with architecture and reminders of the British period.

Reviewed January 8, 2017
Angelos_Christou
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Limassol, Cyprus
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Limassol, Cyprus
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Reviewed January 8, 2017

A reminded of the passing of the British empire! This street is packed with architecture and reminders of the British period.

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Wrexham County, United Kingdom
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Reviewed December 30, 2016

Nicosia has a plethora of really lovely old buildings and many from the colonial times very interesting to view them as most are in very good condition including the law courts which are still y sed today as well as the more modern building nearby

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Mansfield, United Kingdom
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Reviewed October 27, 2016

It's in a nice part of town, Im not sure you can, or would want to go inside. The street has lots of old building from the old British period.

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Thank PaulL4
Stourbridge, United Kingdom
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Reviewed June 22, 2016

Finding this was a good example of how justice is enforced,as we walked past a policeman was having a cup of coffee out side at a refreshment kiosk,with his detainee,Prisoner,handcuffed to the railings while they waited to be called before the court,nowhere to run ,no where to hide. This building is so colonial,to levels,canopied for maximum shade,open shutters,galleried for court... More 

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Thank tchell2016
Bradford, United Kingdom
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Reviewed April 4, 2016

Typical British colonial architecture. Lots of people coming and going. It is nice to sit in the square opposite and do some people watching with a glass of Turkish tea.

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Godalming, United Kingdom
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Reviewed November 9, 2015

This is a well preserved building in the City Crentre, with a pleasing slight Colonial Indian aspect

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Thank Carolyn N
Yesilirmak, North Cyprus
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Reviewed May 21, 2015

The Colonial Law Courts are still in use as the main law courts on the Turkish side. Not much to see. Some of the stairs are a bit scary and need repair. A nice garden. I don't see how it can be a tourist attraction as a working building. I suppose you could go into the court and watch what... More 

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Thank kehk
Kent, United Kingdom
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Reviewed January 10, 2015

The building itself is a cultural landmark but when the lawyers are buzzing around in their gowns it is more like an English graduation ceremony! well worth a look as part of a walking tour of Northern Nicosia. Parts of this city are so dilapidated that it is amazing some monuments from the past have survived. Money is now being... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed December 12, 2013

We walked past this landmark several times when visiting the north of Nicosia. The buildings were used as public offices in Ataturk Square (Sarayonu) were built in 1901, on the site of the last Lusignan Palace, during the British Colonial period. They were made of cut yellow sandstone. There is a platform next to the fountain on the corner of... More 

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