Limassol Castle, Limassol

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Nestled right among upbeat cafes and restaurants, Limassol Castle stands tall, reminiscent of the days of the Byzantine Kingdom, Lusignan rulers, and King Richard the Lionheart. Believed to have been built over an early Christian basilica, the present-day edifice dates back to the year 1590. Burned and looted by the Genoese, the Egyptians, and the Venetians, and shaken by powerful earthquakes, the castle was finally rebuilt by the Ottomans and served as a prison until 1950. Today you can visit a medieval museum inside the castle, with exhibits depicting the economic, social, and cultural development of Cyprus from the 3rd to the 18th century. Plan to visit Limassol Castle during your Limassol vacation using our convenient Limassol trip planner .
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  • Don't miss the castle during your visit to Limassol. Interesting and informative and easy to spend up to an hour browsing here - and taking photos on top - before going to the marina or exploring the ...  more »
  • history within the castle walls and surround was top quality in expensive to get in 4 euros (i think for adults well worth it) no rush to get around plenty to see loads of information well worth a vis...  more »
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  • An interesting and big castle with many historic artifacts in exhibition. The castle has several floors and good views from the rooftop. The kids entered free.
  • Just an amazing experience and story! You must learn who married in this castle! Also exciting the whole story behind of this castle! You can walk with no scare of cars and you can enjoy your almost whole day with your family! Excellent food nearby with lot of restaurants and different choices of food! Thank you limassol for this amazing place!
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