Larnaca medieval castle, Cyprus

The castle of Larnaca was originally built to defend the southern coast of Cyprus as well as the port of Larnaca. It was later used as an arsenal, a prison and is currently a museum.
It was during the Byzantine occupation, in the 12th century, that a small fortress was built close to the port. With the occupation of Famagusta by the Genovese, the city gained influence becoming one of the most important ports in Cyprus so, by the end of the 14th century, the fortress had to be enlarged, corresponding roughly to the building we see today.

Opening hours: Mon. to Fri. 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.(7.30 p.m. 16th Apr. to 15th Sep.); Sat. to Sun. 9.30a.m. to 5 p.m.

Ticket (standard): €2.50







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