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The Medieval Castle

22/08/2022
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The medieval castle is located right in the heart of Limassol's historic center which today houses the Medieval Collection of the Cyprus Museum. 

The exact date of the construction of the castle is unknown. Textbooks suggest that it was built in 1193 by the founder of the Lusignan dynasty, but the first official reference to the castle dates back in 1228.

In its long lasting life, the castle suffered from many invaders. The castle in its current form takes us back to the Ottoman period (1590 AD). There were many uses of the castle through the centuries and it currently houses a very important medieval collection.

Its fortification walls are also of great archaeological interest and are believed to have been pieces of a much larger castle.

The dozens of choices of delicious food and aromatic coffee near the castle, make it an ideal opportunity for a unique walk in the city.

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