Best Things To Do in Nicosia, Cyprus

Whether you're visiting Nicosia for a few days or are a localite, Nicosia is sure to have something new for you. Explore our guide that tells you about the best tourist places to visit and things to do in Nicosia. This guide will give you an idea about the popular attractions, upcoming tourist spots, and off-beat things to do in Nicosia. This makes it easy to plan weekends or long vacations in Nicosia. We have compiled this cool stuff to do in Nicosia keeping in mind the points of interest for families, groups, and romantic couples. Looking at the activities for adventure junkies in Nicosia listed here will get the blood rushing and adrenaline pumping through your veins.

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Tourist Attractions in Nicosia

Take a look at these famous tourist attractions in Nicosia that are a must-visit!

  1. #1 of 30 Things To Do in Nicosia
    - Used in 387 itineraries
    Ledra Street

    Tags: Landmark, Walking Area, Shopping Center

    Address: Ledra Street, Nicosia, Cyprus.

    Timings: 24-hrs Details

    The street, unimpressive though to look at, is highly significant to the local population. The street was actually called the Murder Mile for a while in the 1950s when British military personnel fell ...Read more

  2. #2 of 30 Things To Do in Nicosia
    - Used in 319 itineraries
    Buyuk Han

    Tags: Landmark, Historical Site, Architecture

    Address: Asmaaltı Sk, Nicosia, Cyprus.

    Timings: 04:00 pm - 08:00 pm Details

    The name literally translates into Great Inn. The building is one of the most important bits of Ottoman architecture in Cyprus. For most of its history it was a caravanserai, but when the British took...Read more

  3. #3 of 30 Things To Do in Nicosia
    - Used in 301 itineraries
    Cyprus Museum

    Tags: Museum, History Museum, Educational Site

    Address: Museum 1, Nicosia, Cyprus.

    Timings: 08:00 am - 04:00 pm Details

    When your resident American Ambassador begins to cart off your nation’s heritage in the thousands, like Luigi Plama di Cesnola did with Cyprus’, then it’s high time to get your own m...Read more

  4. #4 of 30 Things To Do in Nicosia
    - Used in 335 itineraries
    Selimiye Mosque

    Tags: Mosque, Religious Site, Architecture

    Address: Nicosia, Cyprus

    Timings: 08:00 am - 11:00 am Details

    Once the building was known as St. Sophia’s cathedral, but now, within the boundaries of the Turkish controlled portion of Nicosia, it’s the main mosque of the city. The building is the ol...Read more

  5. #5 of 30 Things To Do in Nicosia
    - Used in 292 itineraries
    Leventio Museum

    Tags: Museum, History Museum, Educational Site

    Address: Ippokratous 17, Laiki Geitonia, Lefkosia.

    Timings: 10:00 am - 04:30 pm Details

    The brainchild of a Nicosia Mayor, the museum straightforwardly traces the history of Nicosia city itself through a collection of chronologically arranged artefacts right from 3000 BC. Most of the ite...Read more

  6. #6 of 30 Things To Do in Nicosia
    - Used in 360 itineraries
    Shakolas Tower

    Tags: Museum, History Museum, View Point, Observatory

    Address: Ledra Street, 11th Floor of the Debenhams Building, Nicosia, Cyprus.

    Timings: 10:00 am - 08:00 pm Details

    Every city needs a view point from the top of which a tourist can enjoy stunning views and photo opportunities and this is Nicosias. The building itself is a regular highrise, with Debenham stores on ...Read more

  7. #7 of 30 Things To Do in Nicosia
    - Used in 296 itineraries
    Byzantine Museum

    Tags: Art And Culture, Art Museum, Museum

    Address: Plateia Arxiepiskopou Kyprianou, (within the Archbishopric) Lefkosia

    Timings: 09:00 am - 04:30 pm Details

    You have the Makarios Cultural Foundation to thank for this museum – a rich collection of Cypriot Byzantine Heritage, the richest such collection in the country. It’s small though, only 22...Read more

  8. #8 of 30 Things To Do in Nicosia
    - Used in 254 itineraries
    A. G. Leventis Gallery

    Tags: Art And Culture, Art Gallery, Exhibition

    Address: 5, A. G. Leventis (ex Leonidou) street, 1097 Nicosia, Cyprus, P.O. Box 22543

    Timings: 10:00 am - 05:00 pm Details

    This gallery is an unexpectedly delightful find for anyone who stumbles across it in Nicosia. It was founded by Anastasios G. Leventis, who’s quite the character. He contributed greatly to the w...Read more

  9. #9 of 30 Things To Do in Nicosia
    - Used in 128 itineraries
    Famagusta Gate

    Tags: Bar, Art And Culture, Restaurant, Neighborhoods

    Address: Athinas, Nicosia, Cyprus

    Timings: 10:00 am - 07:00 pm Details

    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 im...Read more

  10. #10 of 30 Things To Do in Nicosia
    - Used in 61 itineraries
    Panagia Asinou Church

    Tags: Church, Religious Site

    Address: Asinou, Nikitari village, Nicosia, Cyprus

    Timings: 09:30 am - 04:00 pm Details

    20 km west from Nicosia, you’ll find this apparently utterly underwhelming looking church. Do not judge this book by its cover! Step inside, and you’ll be stunned by some of the most beaut...Read more

  11. #11 of 30 Things To Do in Nicosia
    - Used in 190 itineraries
    Cyprus Classic Motorcycle Museum

    Tags: Museum, War Memorial, Specialty Museum, Automobile Museum

    Address: 44 Granikou Street, 1010 Nicosia.

    Timings: 09:30 am - 06:00 pm Details

    1914 to 1983. If there’s anything important to know about motorcycles between these two years, this is the place to come and find out about it. Andreas Nicolaou spent a lifetime collecting 150 m...Read more

  12. #12 of 30 Things To Do in Nicosia
    - Used in 211 itineraries
    Cyprus Folk Art Museum

    Tags: Art Museum, Architecture , Arts And Crafts

    Address: Square of Archbishop Kyprianos, Πλ. Αρχιεπισκόπου Κυπριανού, Nicosia 1016

    Timings: 09:00 am - 04:00 pm Details

    The building that hosts the museum used to be a Gothic monastery. Architecturally, the main highlight is a beautifully frescoed gothic arch. Inside though, are many items of modern Cypriotic arts and ...Read more

  13. #13 of 30 Things To Do in Nicosia
    - Used in 121 itineraries
    Machairas Monastery

    Tags: Church, Religious Site, Market, Architecture

    Address: Moni Maxaira, Nicosia, Cyprus

    Timings: 08:30 am - 05:30 pm Details

    Dedicated to the Virgin Mary, this monastery was founded in the 12th century. The legend of its founding is interesting: it’s said that when an unknown hermit stole a number of sacred icons away...Read more

  14. #14 of 30 Things To Do in Nicosia
    Archbishop Makarios Iii Cultural Foundation

    Tags: Art And Culture, Art Museum, Church, Religious Site

    Address: Archbishop Kyprianou Sq., Nicosia, Cyprus

    Timings: 09:00 am - 04:00 pm Details

    This place gives you a good insight into Cypriotic spirit! The main thing to see here is the Byzantine Museum – a large collection of images from all over Cyprus that show the nation’s dev...Read more

  15. #15 of 30 Things To Do in Nicosia
    The Museum Of Barbarism Or Barbarlık Muzesi

    Tags: History Museum

    Address: Barbarlık Muzesi, Şht. M. Ilhan Sk, Lefkosa

    Timings: 08:00 am - 02:00 pm Details

    They say this is one of the most disturbing museums on the island. It starkly reminds you that Cyrpus was once the centre of a brutal civil war, one that still scars the memories of its population. Th...Read more

Activities And Tours

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