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Venetian walls of Nicosia
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Ranked #11 of 260 things to do in Nicosia
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Reviewed 21 July 2014

This is really one of the major advantages of Nicosia. It gives a historic and medieval "air" although the city itself doesn't seem to be medieval. You can walk along the walls or admire them from your car while you drive along the walls. You can also have your lunch, dinner or coffee to enjoy different views of the Venetian walls, in of the many places that offer such an opportunity.

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Reviewed 26 June 2014

The walls are full of historic interest but are less impressive than you think, partially because of its integration in the city and partially because they are no so high. Anyway, a visit of the entrances and some of its parts is a must in this walled city

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Reviewed 27 May 2014

The walls of Nicosia surround the city like a star. Between the walls one can find small parks and also a dog park. At night, some parts of the walls are lighted and they create a wonderful atmosphere.

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Reviewed 15 May 2014

The Venetian Walls (built in the French Lusignan period) which surround the Old City of Nicosia today, were originally built to protect the city from Ottoman attack.

Today, they are a beautiful historic site to see.

They form a circle and were fortified by eleven heart-shaped bastions. They were built of mud-brick with the lower part only buttressed by stone and were protected by an 80 metres wide moat.

Nowadays this moat around the walls serves as sports fields, public gardens, car parks, open-air sculpture exhibition, and many more.

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Reviewed 14 April 2014

We entered the old city within the walls from the Kyrenian gate in north.
The blue line on the ground which you are supposed to follow if you want to see the most interesting places - is almost vanished and hard to find in many streets. You get the sence of that nobody who lives here- cares of the historical values as everything is uncleaned, trash everywhere, historical walls and buildings non repaired, even demolished. You can see children playing football in trash, adults not interested in changing their mindset and ensuring that they do nothing to make things to the better. We, 9 persons, travelling a lot around the world - will not recommend to spend time here. Use your time somewhere else, your vacation is the most valuable time!

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