Nicosia / Lefkosia / Lefkosa Guide
Nicosia is a modern city with a very long history. The city is now divided into the Greek and Turkish sectors; although it is divided there is enough of the old city left to give a flavour of the history of the city. (On 3 April 2008, the new Ledra Street crossing was opened, allowing people to cross again from north to south Nicosia and vice-versa for the first time since 1964.)
Places to visit in Nicosia
The Archbishop's Palace - also contains a Byzantine museum.
Selimiye Mosque in Nicosia was originally constructed during 1209 and 1228 as the Saint Sophia Cathedral. It is located in the Turkish sector of the city.
Nicosia Old Town
Saint John Cathedral - Built 1665 in the Gothic style with picturesque frescos.
Cyprus Museum - contains a good collection of Cypriot archaeological finds.
Folk Art Museum - decorative arts from the local area.
Street side cafes are plentiful in Nicosia - see photo above
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