Limassol CastleCurrently Closed
- 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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95% of people who visit Limassol include Limassol Castle in their plan
08 AM - 09 AM
43.37% of people start their Limassol Castle visit around 08 AM - 09 AM
People usually take around 2 Hrs to see Limassol Castle
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Limassol Castle, Limassol Reviews
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.
One of the best place you can visit in Limassol. It has many old thesauruses, coins, weapons that used in 6th century and before. Highly recommended to visit this place if you pass by Limassol.
Small fort type building. Well kept with some very old artifacts. Entrance Staff was very rude didn't seem able to speak let alone say hello, thank you or goodbye, just slammed change down without a word.
Worth a short visit to the castle and a laid back visit to the square. Not many restaurants open at present (off season) but great sun and beer
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.