Shacolas Tower Museum & Observatory, Nicosia

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Shacolas Tower is a highrise building completed in the 1990s, which is located in the old town of Nicosia, the capital of Cyprus. It is currently the fifth tallest building in Cyprus and third in Nicosia. It is considered a hallmark of the city's old town. The first 5 floors are H&M department stores and the 6th floor is a cafeteria offering a panoramic view of the old city of Nicosia. The 11th floor is an observatory and a museum overlooking the whole capital. There are telescopes, binoculars and a recorded feature on the history of the capital.
This museum combines a modern museum with the view of the entire city. It can be found on the 11th floor of the Shacolas Tower. The exhibition - a cooperation with the Leventis Museum of Nicosia and the Debenhams Group - shows photographs and descriptions of Old Nicosia, a multilingual taped history and binoculars.
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  • I was hesitant to pay the EUR 2.50 for admission to what seemed to be a very small room. It was worth it. The views are great on all four sides. The windows were very clean meaning I could take... 
    I was hesitant to pay the EUR 2.50 for admission to what seemed to be a very small room. It was worth it. The views are great on all four sides. The windows were very clean meaning I could take...  more »
  • I highly recommend going up for the uninterrupted, expansive scenic views of Nicosia. There are interactive pictures of important buildings/areas you see from each window. I also really enjoyed the... 
    I highly recommend going up for the uninterrupted, expansive scenic views of Nicosia. There are interactive pictures of important buildings/areas you see from each window. I also really enjoyed the...  more »
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  • For €2.50 this is most definitely a must visit in Nicosia! It offers great insights into the city's structure and history both through the views and the complimentary texts and videos. We understood Nicosia much better after our visit, and could base our new to-dos on what we had seen. Definitely recommend this to tourists!
  • I highly recommend going up for the uninterrupted, expansive scenic views of Nicosia. There are interactive pictures of important buildings/areas you see from each window. I also really enjoyed the short video offering a summarized history of the city.

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