Lefkosia - Nicosia
Mouseiou 1 Tel: 22- 86 58 88
Priceless and fascinating collection of Cypriot antiquities and treasures from the Neolithic Age to the Early Byzantine period
Kasteliotissa (Medieval hall) (Opposite Paphos Gate)
This hall with its strong Gothic elements was once part of the Lusignan Palace which dates back to the 13th-14th centuries. It has been restored by the Department of Antiquities and today is used as a Cultural Centre open to the public only during Cultural events.
The Leventis Municipal Museum of Nicosia
17 Ippokratous street, Near Laiki Geitonia. Tel: 22- 66 14 75
The historical museum of Lefkosia revives life in the capital from ancient times to the present day.
Byzantine Museum and Art Galleries
Archbishop Makarios 111 Foundation Cultural Centre within the Arch Kyprianou Tel: 22- 43 06 67.
The Ethnographic Museum of Cyprus
(Former Cyprus Folk Art Museum) Founded by the society of
Cypriot Studies. Plateia Arch Kyprianou Tel: 22- 43 25 78
Wide collection of Cypriot folk art of the 19th and early 20th century, including wood-carved objects, tapestry, embroidery, pottery, national costumes and handwoven materials.
Near the Archbishopric, Plateia Arch. Kyprianou. Tel: 22- 30 45 50
Documents, photos and other memorabilia of the 1955-1959 National Liberation Struggle.
The Nicosia Municipal Arts Centre
Apostolou Varnava 19,
Tel: 22- 43 25 77
The centre is housed in the building of the old power station which is one of the finest examples of industrial architecture in Cyprus. Its aim is to promote contemporary creativity at its highest level by organising important and prestigious exhibitions.
Built in 1872 within the old city walls, Phaneromeni church is one of the largest churches of Nicosia. The marble mausoleum to the east of the church contains the relics of the bishops and priests executed by the Ottomans in 1821. Opposite the church is the school of Phaneromeni, one of the most historic academic institutions in Cyprus.
Archbishopric (Old and New)
Plateia Arch. Kyprianou.
Centre of the Cyprus Orthodox Church, the new Archbishopric
was built in a neo-Byzantine style in 1960. The old Archbishopric houses the Ethnographic museum of Cyprus.
The House of Chatzigeorgakis Kornesios.
16Patriarchou Grigoriou 20, near the Archbishopric. Tel: 22- 30 53
It is the most important 18th century building in Lefkosia which after being restored, won the 1988 Europa Nostra Award. Once the residence of the Dragoman Chatzigeorgakis Kornesios, it now houses the Cyprus Ethnological Museum.
(See above photo Ethnographic Museum)
Cyprus Postal Museum
Agiou Savva Street 3B, Tel: 22- 30 47 11Collection of Cyprus stamps from 1800 onwards. These stamps, classified internationally amongst the best, are of significant value in world philately.
Cyprus Jewellers' Museum
Praxippou 7-9 Lefkosia Tel: 22- 66 72 78A display of traditional jewellery from the end of the 19th century including ornaments, religious items.
Leoforos Athinon Tel: 22- 43 08 77
The Venetian Walls which completely encircle the old city have a circumference of 4.5 km and possess eleven heart-shaped bastions. There were only three gates to the city in the north, south and east. One of the gates, the Porta Giuliana called Famagusta Gate, has been restored and is now the Lefkosia Municipal Cultural Centre. The vaulted passage and two side rooms are used for exhibitions, conferences, lectures and various performances, with the passage leading to the moat. One of the most typical quarters of the town close to Famagusta Gate is also being rehabilitated.
Ayios Ioannis Cathedra
Within the Archbishopric area, Plateia Arch Kyprianou
Built by Archbishop Nikiforos in 1662, the 18th Century wall paintings depict scenes from the Bible and the discovery of the tomb of Saint Barnabas at Salamis. Dedicated to Agios Ioannis Theologos (St. John the Theologian)
Statue of Liberty is a statue situated within the Venetian Ancient walls of Nicosia and symbolises the independance of Cyprus from the British Empire
An entire neighbourhood of Old houses restored to their original state. Now medieval and modern history is being cracked open by a surge of redevelopment, focused on the Greek Cypriot south. Its heritage buildings, listed on the government’s register of architecturally significant places, are becoming highly sought-after properties.