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Bellapais Monastery
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$46.40*
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Kyrenia and Famagusta Excursion from Protaras
Ranked #2 of 46 things to do in Kyrenia
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Owner description: Abtei von Bellapais Bellapais Abbey
Uxbridge, United Kingdom
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328 reviews
37 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 215 helpful votes
“Could be better”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 6, 2013

They charge a lot to enter here (9TL) but do not seem to spend any of the money on cleaning and upkeep of the place. It is a lovely monastery but the stairs up to the roof are dangerous and need maintenance.
They also charge for parking.
Some nice cafes opposite that give great views.
Worth a visit

Visited August 2013
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The Hague, The Netherlands
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Look great at night”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 6, 2013

Disappointing. It is really advertised everywhere and looks great from afar, especially at night, but in side it is only damaged and dirty ruins with no real info about what is what and only a little history in leaflet.
You have to pay extra for parking, entrance was most expensive in whole Northern Cyprus (9TL) and really not so impressive.

Visited July 2013
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Somerton, United Kingdom
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“Bellapais worth a visit”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 6, 2013

Lovely old site, beautiful views. cafes overlooking valley down to see and town. Go back to eat in the evening...the view is worth the short drive back there! Book a table to be sure of a great view! Great value

Visited August 2013
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Sunderland, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Worth a trip”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 3, 2013

Lovely old building worth a trip with some lovely bars and restaurants scattered around the village. Although our hotel was only a 15 minute walk from here it is worth going on the half day organized trip for the benefit of a guide.

Visited June 2013
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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Bellapais Monastery”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 3, 2013

Beautiful views from this ancient monastery which is in a small village. Well worth a visit. A short drive from Kyrenia.

Visited July 2013
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