Famagusta GateCurrently Closed
- Address: Athinas, Nicosia, Cyprus
- Timings: 10:00 am - 07:00 pm Details
- Time Required: 00:30 Mins
- Tags: Bar, Art And Culture, Restaurant, Family And Kids, Neighborhoods , Exhibition
Built by the Venetians in 1567, this was once the main point of entry into the city, heavily fortified and just wide enough for two carts to pass abreast. The façade facing the town is quite imposing with a great spherical dome of 11 metres in diameter. During the Ottoman period, only Turks were allowed through the gate. It used to be closed at sunset and opened during Sunrise.
In 1980, it was decided to restore the gate and use it as a cultural centre – it became an important venue to help restore the closeby neighbourhood of Taht-el-kale.
Many restaurants and bars surround this area, and if you can, try and visit it during one of the temporary exhibitions – they are magnificent. Occasionally you may even catch a wedding reception.
How to Reach Famagusta Gate
- Ask a local for directions.
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37.32% of people who visit Nicosia include Famagusta Gate in their plan
11 AM - 12 PM
78.95% of people start their Famagusta Gate visit around 11 AM - 12 PM
People usually take around 30 Minutes to see Famagusta Gate
70% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Famagusta Gate
Famagusta Gate Reviews & Ratings
Best thing to look at =)
Interesting historical site but wasn’t open at the time it indicted that it would be...
The gate itself can be seen from the outside and does not look too impressive. Inside there is a museum with 3 different sections, two of which are in Greek only. The third one, detailing the Armenian massacre at the beginning of the 20th century, has English text on the displays. When visiting keep in mind that the museum is closed for a couple of hours from around 1pm.
Nice old gate to the city but not much more. Empty space and bathrooms inside. Used as an event venue sometimes I'm guessing
Historical monument still used today to host weddings, events and exhibitions. Lovely place with good restaurants around.