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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 City vacation using our convenient Limassol City trip planner.
Limassol Castle reviews
We enjoyed a pleasant visit to this place as it was mostly empty, allowing us to take a leisurely stroll and learn about its history. Moreover, the admission fee was affordable, making it even more...
We enjoyed a pleasant visit to this place as it was mostly empty, allowing us to take a leisurely stroll and learn about its history. Moreover, the admission fee was affordable, making it even more... more »
We had this place mostly to ourselves. It was nice to stroll around and read about some of the history. It was cheap to get in also.
We had this place mostly to ourselves. It was nice to stroll around and read about some of the history. It was cheap to get in also. more »
Very nice part of history right in the middle of town. We stumbled on this and it was worth the entrance fee which was cheap. My kids enjoyed learning about the history of the castle and area. We’ll organized and laid out with tons of information.
Around this castle outside have many restaurants and cafe, it look not big from outlook , when I went enter inside , I found it has many antique/historic things can look. Good place , but the ticket is 4.5 Euro now!
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