Activities in nicosia
Nicosia a colorful city of History
Büyük Han - The Great Inn
The Great Inn was built in the 16th century under regulations of Muzaffer Pasha, its main purpose was to serve as an inn to its guests, however, during British rule in Cyprus, the inn was used as a prison. Nowadays, the rooms of the Great Inn are used as workshops and souvenir shops. There you can buy local handmade products and have lunch in the country yard.
If you are coming as a family, you shall not be worried that kids will get bored. For water fun, you could visit water slides in Acapulco hotel, Lapethos Aqua Park, or Oscar Resort Hotel. Another joyful amusement is Funky Monkey Kids Club, it’s a massive playground, which offers various activities for your kids (https://funkymonkeykidsclub.com/). Just along the road, you will see a cinema theatre “Starlux cinema”, recently opened, it follows the highest standards, various halls starting from regular ones finishing with the VIP class, and, of course, children playground with professional teachers and animators.
More extreme? Love speed? Another great activity we have chosen for you is go-karting centres. Zet karting and Tazkarts Both were built to meet international standards. Zet karting circuits have an option for child or adult Karts with different maximum speed. The length of the track is 1200 meters, Zet go-karting also offers karting classes with instructors. The karting centres have all the needed facilities for a complete family day out, so don’t be afraid to get hungry after the adrenaline kicks up, they have cafes!
Haydarpasha Mosque is another sacred religious building which was converted. The original name is the Church of St Catherine, it was built in Gothic style in the 14th century by Lusiagns. Nowadays it is used for exhibitions.
St. Hilarion Castle
Located in the Kyrenia Mountains between Kyrenia and Nicosia. One of the best-preserved castles in the TRNC, one of the three strongholds: St Hilarion, Kantara, Buffavento. Starting from the 10th century a monastery and church were built by Byzantines, later modified and used as a watchtower in order to defend the island from pirates. With the Lusignan period other modifications took place and even now you can notice the Gothic style of the castle from that period, during the Lusignans rule the castle was used as a summer residence. And again it was reconstructed in the 15th century by Venetians. The castle is a museum now and opened to the public, you will have to take a lot of stairs to reach the castle. That's why make sure to wear comfortable shoes, but the views from the top of the castle are breathtaking, you won’t regret climbing that high.
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