We invite you to visit the Walled City of Famagusta, a land colored by its vast diversity of history and culture. Immerse yourself in the city's deep-rooted traditions, and soak in the legendary Cypriot hospitality. Welcome to the Walled City.
The Walled City of Famagusta is a cultural heritage site of international importance that has survived a varied, at times turbulent history. Originally founded in the 3rd century B.C. and located along the busy shipping lanes of the eastern Mediterranean, Famagusta was once a bustling port for merchants from Europe and the Near East, as well as for the armies of the Christian crusaders and Ottoman Turks. Its prominence soared following the fall of Acre in 1291 A.D., when the small harbor town became a major regional commercial port, eventually rivaling Constantinople and Venice. Famagusta was ruled by a succession of western European conquerors over the last millennium and gained notoriety as the coronation site of the kings of Jerusalem during the Crusader period.
Guests take pleasure in the quaint streets lined with welcoming cafes, historical buildings, ceremonial churches, and colorful Ottoman period mosques. Visit cultural heritage sites and museums for a deep understanding of the historical context of this fabled city, connect with nature and history through a walk along the sea wall and fortress that inspired Shakespeare's Othello, or simply relax and join us at a local cafe for traditional food and wine.
Welcome to the Walled City of Famagusta.
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