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The old town of Limassol




Read this article and find out what there is to see in the old town of Limassol.
Visit the Old Town: it will take you five minutes to walk from the old port to the old town where you can stroll around the narrow streets and admire the houses of the old Cypriot traditional architecture.

Medieval Castle: According to tradition the wedding of King of England, Richard the Lion Ηeart to Berengaria of Navarro was performed here in 1191. The castle may have been built during the 13th century; it has suffered repeated distraction by earthquakes and the attacks of the Mamelukes and Turks (it was blown up by the Venetians after it was seized by the Turks) as well as repeated restorations. The grant Gothic hall is quite impressive. The small rooms on the first floor - they were used until 1940 as prison cells - host Byzantine, Venetian and Frankish exhibits and exhibits of ceramics from the 4th to the 9th century. Among the other exhibits of the Medieval Museum of the castle are exhibits of magnificent wood-carvings, medieval objects including medieval armours, a cannon and iron cannon balls. Opening hours, Monday to Saturday 9:00 to 17:00,  and Sunday 10:00 to 13:00.
Continue you walk north to Agios Andreas Street where you can do some shopping at one of the many souvenir stores, visit some of the Μosaic, Pottery Workshops and Art Galleries and the 1989, Europa Nostra prize winner Folk Art Museum: the museum houses exhibits of artifacts from the last 200 years such as traditional Cypriot costumes, household items and furniture. The museum is on 253 Agios Andreas Street. It is open Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday June to September from 8:30 to 13:30 and then 16:00 to 18:30. Entrance fee: 0.85.


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While you are in the old town, visit the bustling Municipal Market (it is open until 13:30) where you can pick up some fresh fruits or have a drink and something to eat at one of the restaurants around the market.

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