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- Address: Limassol Castle, Richard & Berengaria, Limassol, Cyprus
- Timings: 08:00 am - 05:00 pm Details
- Phone: +357-25305419
- Ticket Price: 5 EUR
- Time Required: 02:00 Hrs
- Tags: Outdoors, Castle, Historical Site
Limassol Castle - Review
Seen a lot of action, this castle has. What you see today is not really what it used to look like when it was first built. A 4th century Christian basilica once stood here, and the fort was built over it. Right from when it’s construction finished, the castle was attacked and attacked again, taking much structural damage till the Ottomans conquered in the 14th century. When the Venetians recaptured the castle the governor had the castle torn down. Then Ottomans came back, took over once more and incorporated what remained of the castle into an even stronger defence. It currently houses the Medieval Collection of the Cyprus Museum. One important historical event of the place is the marriage of Richard the Lionheart to Queen Berengaria. Most of what’s to see here is pottery, utensils and small arms. There’s a nice square outside the castle surrounded by excellent restaurants and bars. It’s a nice place to relax.
Limassol Castle Information
- Wheelchair not accessible.
Limassol Castle Ticket Prices
- 20% discount for groups of more than 10.
How To reach Limassol Castle by Public Transport
- Drive/walk here.
- Ask locals for public transport information.
- Old Harbour Bus Stop.
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Things to Know Before Visiting Limassol Castle
33.45% of people who visit Limassol include Limassol Castle in their plan
08 AM - 09 AM
48.78% of people start their Limassol Castle visit around 08 AM - 09 AM
People usually take around 2 Hrs to see Limassol Castle
95% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Limassol Castle
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Limassol Castle, Limassol Reviews
Small castle, one of the few places in Limassol Old Town to see. Inside you will find a museum - armors, swords, cannons, muskets and interesting historical facts about the building.
We had a hard time locating it because of all the restaurants surrounding it and there were not much signs leading tourists to the castle. It’s quite small so you won’t really see the roof from a far. But the castle itself was great. It was simple yet the tombstones and artifacts were amazing. It’s from the medieval age showing the Turkish and Greek Cypriot history. I recommend this to those who are history lovers.☺️
Excellent views over the harbour from the parapet walls. Part is fenced off as it leads to the Turkish Navy part of the port. Interesting exhibits and story boards outlining the work of joint Greek and Turkish Cypriot teams in excavations. The exhibits are in rather dusty glass cases. There is a public toilet on site. Ground levels are probably accessible to wheelchair users. Worth a look. Don't forget Shakespeare's bust nearby too.
Decent visit. Good for cooling off in the old town centre while taking in some history.
It’s small but there’s a lot in it. Spent a very pleasant hour or so looking at all the artefacts. Especially good to look around the lower parts when it’s so hot outside. €4.50 a ticket and worth it. Toilets onsite but a fair amount of stairs and no possibility for wheelchair access if that’s an issue.