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Nicosia

Nicosia - description of the city:

Nicosia (Lefkosia) is the capital of the Republic of Cyprus, located in the central part of the island of Cyprus. It is the only city in the country, which is not a seaport. Nicosia was founded approximately on the 7th century B.C. It is home to 206 thousand inhabitants. There is an international airport, food and light industries. It is known for various developed handicrafts, especially pottery, and tourism. Museums include the Historical Museum and of archives, the Cyprus Museum, the Folk Art Museum, and the Lapidarium. Ancient buildings have not survived. Most of the monuments are of the Middle Ages. Among them, the Gothic Cathedral of St. Sofia (13-14 centuries), the Church of Our Lady and the Augustinians (both of about 1330), an ensemble of the market (the Gothic basilica, expanded in 14-16 centuries), the "Famagusta Gate" (16th century), and the St. John Cathedral (rebuilt in 1665, the cycle of paintings - about 1730). An interesting attraction is the Archbishop's Palace of modern structure (1950-59).

Country Cyprus
International title Nicosia
Population 200,452 people
Timezone Asia/Nicosia
State Nicosia District
Geographic coordinates Latitude: 35.16667 x Longitude: 33.36667

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History and present of Nicosia
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Amazing Nicosia
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Unknown Nicosia
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Visiting Nicosia
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Magic world of Nicosia
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Photos of Nicosia
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One day in Nicosia
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Walks across Nicosia
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Spending Time in Nicosia
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Places to see in Nicosia
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Sights of Nicosia
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Spending days in Nicosia
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Places to visit in Nicosia

  • Selimiye Mosque
  • Buyuk Han
  • Faneromeni Square
  • Hadjigeorgakis Kornesios Mansion
  • Cyprus Museum
  • Hamam Omerye Baths
  • Leventis Municipal Museum
  • Cyprus Classic Motorcycle Museum
  • Ethnographic Museum of Cyprus
  • Makarios Avenue

Famous Places

Freyung
Country: Austria

The square derives its name from the right of sanctuary (frey is an old word for “free”) granted to any fugitive seeking refuge in the Schottenkirche (Scottish church), now at . The priory church was founded by Irish Benedictine friars, who ...

Naschmarkt
Country: Austria

The Naschmarkt is Vienna’s liveliest market, selling all types of market goods as well as delicatessen food. The Saturday flea market is particularly popular. Nearby, at Kettenbruckengasse , is the simple apartment where the composer Franz Schube ...

Spitz
Country: Austria

On the banks of the River Danube at the foot of the Tausendeimerberg (thousand bucket hill, so called because of the amount of wine it was said to produce), nestles the enchanting town of Spitz an der Donau. The river was once important to the town ...

Grimstad
Country: Norway

The old center part of Grimstad dates back to the sailing ship days. The area has streets that are narrow and wind throughout the hills. The Grimstad Bymuseum features a maritime section as well as many arts and crafts. It is located in the center ...

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