Cyprus: Cities

Lefkosia (Nicosia)

Places of Interest: 3

Trypiotis Church
Solonos 47-49, near Laiki Geitonia
It is an interesting example of Franco-Byzantine style, which was built by Archbishop Germanos II in 1695

Lidra Street Lookout Point
Lidra Street, Shakolas building, Tel: (02) 67 93 69
This offers a panoramic 360-degree view of the town of Lefkosia and is situated on 11th floor of Shakolas building.

Laiki Geitonia
Pedestrian area within the walled city, East of Plateia Eleftherias
Charming winding alleys with traditional houses, shops, restaurants and galleries all lovingly restored as typical examples of Cypriot urban architecture of a bygone, more graceful age.

Chrysaliniotissa Crafts Center
Ipponaktos and Dimonaktos
An interesting complex of eight workshops nestling around a central courtyard, designed on the basis of a traditional inn architectural concept. It accommodates units engaged in contemporary applications of traditional crafts.

Municipal Theatre
Mouseiou, opposite Cyprus Museum, Tel: (02) 49 29 00 and 66 40 28
It is built in a neo-Classical style. Theatre is used for musical concerts, dance performances and various ceremonies. It is also the main venue of Cyprus Theatre Organization.

St. Paul's Anglican Cathedral
Leoforos Lordou Vyronos, Tel: (02) 44 22 41
This parish church, for Anglican residents, was built in 1893, in a style reminiscent of many English village churches.

Cyprus Craft Center
Leoforos Athalassas 186, Tel: (02) 30 50 24
The government-run center aims to promote and enrich traditional folk art and
Craft skills. It has various workshops and a showroom/shop at its premises, as well as shops in Laiki Geitonia and in all other towns.

Museum of the History of Cypriote Coinage
Stasinou 51. Agia Paraskevi, Bank of Cyprus Headquarters, Tel: (02) 67 71 35
Permanent exhibition presenting the development of coinage of Cyprus from 6th century BC to the present day is shown.


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