Limassol Castle, Limassol

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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
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About Limassol Castle, Limassol

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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Limassol Castle, Limassol Reviews

  • A really nice exhibition and nice view from the top. All the explanations are also in English. The admission rates are 4.5 Euros for an adult and none for children. The castle is quite small and was closed on Saturday afternoon when we got there. The walls are rather uninteresting from the outside. Centrally located and surrounded by restaurants and cafes. A tranquil place to wander around or sit for a meal or coffee. No cars. Suitable for children who want to play around. Medical castle that has changed hands many times over the century. We arrived to late enter the castle - closed at 13:00 on Sunday. The castle is located in the old Turkish... Small compared to other castles which I have visited in other countries. However within the castle there is various items of interest to those who are interested in history. Worth a visit if you are in the area. A lot of history on this site. The castle was built over an early Christian basilica and a Byzantine monument. The castle as is today was rebuilt in 1590 under the Ottomans. A small fortress. Inside is a museum with a collection of medieval items from the area. You can climb inside the fortress between the basement and the roof, which opens a beautiful view to the whole city and the surrounding area. Entrance to the museum costs EUR 4.5 per person. Worth the price.

  • Best place to buy souvenir, there is a big souvenir shops at the roundabout selling very nice shells for who are interested. This place is close to Marina. One if the best fish restaurant ( in my idea)is also located at this area.

  • Such a nice place especially during the evening and for a night out. Full of life and restaurants and cafes opened late at night with beautiful lighting around the castle to emphasise the ancient place and it does look great!

  • In the summer it's incredibly hot inside. The castle is quite small, and there are only two levels to be visited. On top, you may get to see a view of Limassol, but the walls are quite high thus the "view" is reduced.

  • Only walked through. Looks impressive.

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