Culture

Larnaca Medieval Castle

Nestled at the edge of Finikoudes Promenade, the grandiose Medieval Castle of the city is said to have been built in the 13th century. The stone-built fort took its present form during the Ottoman Empire’s rule.  Lusignan King James I built the fort in order to protect the port of the city. During the British […]

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Kamares (Old Aqueduct)

Larnaca’s Kamares (Old Aqueduct) is also known as Bekir Pasha Aqueduct. This marvellous architectural treasure was built in 1747 during the Ottoman rule by Bekir Pasha. The aqueduct consists of 75 arches, where water was channelled to Larnaca from Tremithos to Larnaca until 1936. By 1939 the aqueduct’s service was no longer needed as modern […]

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Municipal Museum of Natural History

Located within the grounds of the Municipal Gardens and its park, Larnaka’s quaint Municipal Museum of Natural History displays a number of thematic collections, including local reptiles, insects, birds, animals, marine life, fossils and rock formations. The marine life collection is comprised of international and local shells, corals, sponges and sea creatures, whilst a ‘traditional […]

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Municipal Art Gallery

The amazing Municipal Art Gallery  is part of Larnaca’s Municipal Cultural Centre. The art gallery holds numerous exhibitions throughout the year created by local as well as international artists. The gallery is found in the heart of Larnaca, within Europe Square.

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Pierides Museum

Pierides Museum is believed to the oldest private museum in Cyprus and currently hosts approximately 2,500 Cypriot antiquities. Demetrios Pierides privately started collecting archaeological findings in 1839. Through time, the collection has been enriched by the five generations of the family that followed. The exhibition is housed in an 1815 colonial mansion that belongs to […]

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