Famagusta City Walls, Famagusta

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Famagusta City Walls features about 200 buildings--remnants of what used to be one of the world's wealthiest cities, according to legend. Built over the ancient Egyptian city of Arsinoe, the site had seen numerous different rulers. You can observe traces of the great civilizations in its Byzantine, Gothic, and Renaissance buildings, which are crumbling under the effects of time and battles. The town, however, still lives today and offers a number of quaint bars and cafes. Walk along the streets of a place that's torn between millennia. Put Famagusta City Walls into our Famagusta visit planner and find out what's close by, where to stay, and where to head next.
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  • The walls are about 3kms around the town, though not too sure how much of this can be walked - some of it certainly. However, it is mainly for the historic buildings inside the walls, that tourists co...  more »
  • Surrounded by a city wall with a nice old town ensemble. Within the walls of the life many citizens accordingly less appealing streets, there of like everywhere is not so closely seen in Northern Cyprus with the garbage disposal.
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  • A short walk through this town will give you an instant impression of this port city. Definitely agree to climb on top of the red light district for the view.
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  • Very scenic place. Nice views on town, harbour, and buildings. Good workout for climbing stairs in hot temperature.
  • "Must see " in Cyprus. Very nice place with unique atmosphere and great energy. One of my favourite places to visit spontaniously)
  • The city is beautiful, historic and atmospheric. Definitely worth a visit.
  • So much history. The walls have stood the test of time and are fascinating to see.
  • This is a typical tourist trap. There are many unfinished restoration projects funded by the EU and US.

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Where to stay in Famagusta

Although Famagusta was once a bustling tourist destination, the city enjoys far fewer tourists today. The hotels that remain tend to be orientated towards luxury travel, offering on-site restaurants, swimming pools, and even a private section of beach. Vacation rentals are more plentiful and often a good value, particularly if you're traveling in a large group. However, they are frequently set in residential neighborhoods. To make the most of Famagusta's nightlife, opt for a place within walking distance of Salamis Road.
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