Kyrenia Gate
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Thomas V
Oakland, CA16,589 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Couples
This is a somewhat smaller gate in the medieval walls, an entrance to the old city. It is noticeable, made of stone like the walls, and our tour bus took us past it a little too quickly.
Written 10 May 2024
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pawel_hbg
Sopot, Poland16,866 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2023 • Couples
The Kyrenia Gate was the gate which was used for transport to the northern areas, especially Kyrenia. It was built in 1567 by Venetians, as a part of the new city walls. Later it was restored by the Ottomans.
Written 16 January 2023
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Niklas F
Stockholm, Sweden131 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2023
This is a good starting point for a walk around the walled city, you will be able to have half cresent sightseeing of the city. To be able to see the other half you would need to go by the border crossing at Ledra Palace
Written 6 January 2023
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duhoz
Beroun, Czech Republic7,168 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2022
The gate was built in 1567 by Venetians as a part of the new city walls. The current purpose is host the tourist center. But the office was closed and it is not conveniently located as is at the end of the city, the best location would be at the check-point. Good to take a pics and stroll a little but around but there is heavy traffic around the gate.
Written 19 November 2022
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nsander219
Chelmsford, UK624 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2022
Interesting to see this as the original main gate from the North as it is very restrictive in size but then it was turbulent times. The British put a road around both sides to improve access and egress and probably saved the original structure rather than demolish it. I believe it is a Tourist Office but it was shut about 10am.
Written 5 May 2022
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FTMDave
Adria, Italy7,211 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
July 2021
One of the three gates in the walled city of Nicosia.

Today leads into the Old Town of the Turkish part of Nicosia.
Written 31 July 2021
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afy
Kyrenia, Cyprus5 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2019 • Friends
Place is not bad but it's disappointment because it is very Small and you can't see different or fantastic items.
Only this gate's landscape is very nice exactly.
Sea and mountain but I think you need to go in summer
Written 9 January 2020
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InisFada
Long Island, NY176 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2019
The North Nicosia Tourist Info Office is located inside of the Kyrenia Gate. Walking tours start here but when I asked about the free walking tour that they sponsored, the staff knew knothing about it. But they gave me a map and I took my own walking tour of North Nicosia
Written 8 October 2019
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Brian T
London, UK8,052 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2019
The Kyrenia Gate (it may be noted as the Girne Gate) is one of three entrances which were built into the historic Venetian walls which enclosed the old City of Nicosia. It’s located in the northern part of walled quarter of Lefkoşa, the Turkish occupied part of Nicosia. The other two gates are the Paphos Gate at the western end of Lefkosia, and the Famagusta Gate at the eastern end of Lefkosia. I have reviewed each separately, as they all warrant a visit in their own right, for different reasons.

It's a little squarish, squat construction, built between 1562 and 1567 from stones of the former medieval wall which the Venetian walls replaced. The little square tower on top, and the dome, were added in 1821. There's a stone panel on the building which records the date of its construction, and also a table inscribed with some verses from the Quran.

It was a part of the continuim of the Venetian wall, until the British demolished sections of the wall around it in 1931 to facilitate the flow of traffic. What a shame, as the gate now stands isolated in the middle of a dual carriageway. The surrounding space has a number of significant statues, and is a bit of a focal point for gatherings and political rallies.

Today, the gate is put to use as the Tourist Office of Nicosia Turkish Municipality. It was thus named as from this point the road led north-east up to Kryenia (now Girne).

It's very pleasing to the eye, and looked beautifully grand in the afternoon sunlight, with the trees behind and the mountains beyond. It's certainly worth a visit if architecture and local history is of interest to you - that's why I went. If you are visiting Lefkoşa (the norther quarter of Nicosia) from the south, you'll need to head north from the Ledra Street Crossing, through Ataturk Square, and along Girne Caddesi to the gate. That's an easy 20 minute walk.

I really appreciated this little corner of the history of Cyprus.
Written 15 August 2019
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Alp Korhan
Nicosia, Cyprus398 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2019
Another old tourist attraction. No need to spend much time here but you can enjoy the nice restaurant near by, The Iskemleci.
Written 6 August 2019
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