Famagusta Gate, Nicosia

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The Famagusta Gate is a gate in the Nicosia walls, Cyprus. It is the chief gate of the city: the Porta Giuliana, or "di sotto" of Fra Stefano Lusignano's " Chorograffia", known as Famagusta Gate in modern times. This construction, in the Venetian style has been copied from the famous Lazaretto Gate of Candia designed by Michael Sammicheli at the beginning of the 16th century, and consists of a vaulted passage through the earthwork rampart of the city with a carefully executed spherical dome, eleven metres in diameter, in its centre. The passageway is large enough for two vehicles to pass, and it is lighted by a circular opening in the centre of the dome in the style of the Pantheon, Rome. On either side of this passage appear to be entrances into chambers now blocked up. The external doorway of the Porta Giuliana is a small archway in the re-entering angle or "orecchione" of the Caraffa bastion now somewhat injured by breakage of the arch stones, and the ancient doors, etc., are missing. On the inner side of the gateway, facing the town, is an imposing facade.
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  • The best kept gate of the old Venitian wall. Unfortunatly the museum was closed when we were there at 3pm on a thuesday.  more »
  • One of the three gates on medieval Venetian walls of the city, and the finest and most intesresting of them. Unfortunately, it was not possible to go through it.  more »
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  • Old and very calm on Sunday. But charming 😊
  • Nice to see historic site but no one was there. Even tourists.

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