Famagusta Gate (Pyli Ammochostou)
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Famagusta Gate (Pyli Ammochostou)
Famagusta Gate (Pyli Ammochostou)

Famagusta Gate (Pyli Ammochostou) is the largest of the three entrances into old Lefkosia through the Venetian walls that completely encircled the old city, and were designed by famous engineer Giulio Savorgnano in 1567.

Originally known as ‘Porta Giuliana’ - the eastern gate of the walls - it was later renamed ‘Famagusta Gate’ as the gate opened onto the road that led to the most important harbour town of the island at the time, that of Famagusta.

Famagusta Gate has since been restored and the Nicosia Municipal Multicultural Centre now operates within the large vaulted passage and its two adjacent rooms. The internal entrance is very impressive, whilst the external one opens onto the moat that surrounds the walls.

Region: Lefkosia (Nicosia)
Address: Leoforos Athinon
GPS coordinates: Lat: 35.174328 Lon: 33.37106
Contact No: Tel: + 357 22 797 660, Fax: +357 22 430 703
Operating Hours: October - April, Monday - Friday: 10:00 - 13:00 / 16:00 - 19:00
May - September, Monday - Friday: 10:00 - 13:00 / 17:00 - 20:00
Closed on weekends.
Operating Period: All year round.
Closed on Public Holidays.
Entrance Fee: Free
Website: www.nicosia.org.cy/en-GB/home/
  Opening and closing times as well as entrance fees, are subject to alterations without notice. Visitors are advised to check before visiting.
 

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