The Venetian Column
The Venetian Column
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pawel_hbg
Sopot, Poland16,866 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2023 • Couples
In the centre of Ataturk square, locally known as Sarayonu, you can find the Venetian Column.
It was moved from its original spot in 1489, the temple of Zeus in Salamis to Nicosia, as a tribute to Venetian rule in Cyprus.
Written 16 January 2023
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FTMDave
Adria, Italy7,192 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2021
A column erected by the Venetians in the middle of Ataturk Square. Er, that's it. Nothing to write home about.
Written 31 July 2021
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Boris B
Belgrade, Serbia2,416 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020 • Family
Venetian column is located at the main square of North Nicosia, formerly main square (Sarayonu or Palace square, officialy named Ataturk square) of entire city, in front of the building of British Colonial Court.
Although it is not so impressive, it should not be missed.
Written 17 February 2020
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Trilogy1998
19 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2019 • Couples
It's an old column! And not a great one at that. Staggering is not an adjective that immediately springs to mind for it. Not a lot to do in Nicosia North and it's pretty grimy with typical city hustle and bustle. We were on an organised tour and were dumped there for 6 hours when 2 would have been plenty.
A word on public toilets (applies everywhere in the North) - there is a standard charge of 2TL to use the toilets but don't expect value for money. Although there is generally someone in attendance to collect the money the toilets are mostly neglected and often missing the essentials like paper, soap and even seats!
Written 25 May 2019
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4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2018
woooow its really something from old time you will love the place also if you go by taxi ask him to stop before the colomn
Written 2 June 2018
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Paulmillie646
Wokingham, UK187 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2018 • Couples
Marked on the free map and near the law courts .you walk past if your following the free tourist map . Lacks information so without a quick Google you won't really know what it's for .
Written 28 April 2018
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Bengi
285 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2017
This column stands in the old town area. It was brought there from the ruins of Salamis in Famagusta.
Written 25 April 2018
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Duncan
Brisbane, Australia1,059 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2018 • Family
Worth having a look at if you cross to the Turkish side of Nicosia, there isn't much else in Ataturk Square.
Written 24 March 2018
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macedonboy
Glasgow, UK185,732 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2017 • Solo
In the centre of Ataturk square is this column called the Venetian Column. Not built by the Venetians as such, but a tribute to Venetian rule. Not a lot to see. On top of the column is an orb, at the bottom, the coats of arms of various Venetian noble families and on the ground is a star like shape.

I saw this as part of the one day walking tour from the North Cyprus tourism board. There's also a lot of cafes and restaurants on Ataturk square. Otherwise don't go out of your way.
Written 18 December 2017
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ogerkan
New York City, NY4,736 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2017 • Couples
Wandered onto this commercial section of Lefkosa looking for an Is Bankasi ATM. The column is interesting but not worth a grand exhibition to find it ...
Written 24 November 2017
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