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“Nice time filler” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Shacolas Tower Museum & Observatory

Shacolas Tower Museum & Observatory
Ranked #7 of 252 things to do in Nicosia
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Nicosia, Cyprus
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54 reviews
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“Nice time filler”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 June 2014

I have been here four times now and the views never get any less impressive. To access the observatory you must go to Debenhams on Ledras Street and make your way to the 11th floor. You must change elevators on the 6th floor in the cafe. The entrance fee is €2 and is well worth it. There are great 360 degree views of the city, although not much time is needed here - it can be done in around 15 minutes. Nice for a break from the shopping and busy high street below. Souvenirs can also be bought there.

Visited June 2014
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“An amazing must do!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 June 2014

Went on a day trip to Nicosia from Aiya Napa while on holiday. I crossed the border into Turkey and managed to squeeze the Observatory in. So glad I did. Brilliant views from the large picture windows and great touch screen information systems. There's a side entrance to the lift at the side of Debenhams to avoid the crowds and takes you directly to the 11th floor. Well worth the 2 euro entrance fee.

Visited May 2014
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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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“Accessible and interesting”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 May 2014

Fine views especially across Northern Cyprus. It won't detain you long but even though crossing the 'green line' is pretty easy these days being in the centre of the town, just by Debenhams, the tower is easy to access and well worth a visit.

Visited May 2014
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Nicosia, Cyprus
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“Watching Nicosia From Above”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 May 2014

Had another visit there. This time with guest from Malta . Is a good way to see Nicosia from above. Is a unique point in our town , with public access

Visited April 2014
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Nicosia, Cyprus
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“Excellent perspective of the old town and the dividing line :-(”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 May 2014

Took a friend that was visiting cyprus the other day...!! Nicosia is so unique with its walls going round it and this is the best spot to apprecitate the layout of the old town! Also i hate going to the occupied area but from here one can appreciate this aspect clearly as well. Really worth visiting! There are helpful annotations and a good audio as well. Birds eye view of 360 degrees and useful info about the history of the town!!!!
A must visit!!
The fee is TOO small (Eur2,00 or something!!!)
It is situated in the pedestrian zone of the old town which is a must visit anyway!!! So if you are in the area DO GO UP!!!

Visited May 2014
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