Destination Cyprus – Attractions in Cyprus

Famagusta – the historical city

In Famagusta, Cyprus located, has many interesting attractions, which visitors can admire. The cultural and historical sights are very well known. The old town of Famagusta is one of the most amazing views in Cyprus. A wall surrounds it, which is about 4 kilometres long and about 18 meters high. There is even a very well hidden staircase that are observed by only a few visitors. Who climbs up these little stairs, can sit on the wall and enjoy a view of the Cyprus tourist attractions.

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On the other hand, many buildings of Famagusta are very modern.The sight of Salamis’s ruins and the historic city of Famagustaalsohidesmany surprises.In the City Museum, the tourists can learn for the numerous discoveries about the history of the city.In addition, visitors can enjoy in the numerous cafes and restaurants. Here are offered Cypriot or European dishes and the Turkish coffee is a very popular drink in the cafes.Other highlights that are located in Famagusta are the beautiful sandy beaches.

Who loves the nature; he should visit also the National Park CavoGkreko. It was formerly a temple of Aphrodite. Rock formations dominate the landscape and they are home to over 36 species of orchids.

Nicosia, capital of Cyprus

Nicosia is the capital of Cyprus.The city has many interesting sights. Who goes on holiday to Cyprus, he must see them.

Divided city of Nicosia

In 1974, the city was divided. The divided city consists of north Nicosia, the Turkish part of Cyprus and the South Nikosa, the Greek part of Cyprus. Northern Nicosia is more introspective and quiet. South Nicosia, however, is lively and vivid. In the northern part are the Islamic and Turkish buildings.

The old town of Nicosia

Here you will find many historic buildings, craft shops and many small shops. There are also many dining establishments.

Archbishop’s Palace

The building has many elements of Venetian architectural style, in which the Icon Museum is housed. Here you can view a large collection of icons.

The Venetian fortress wall

It includes the fortress wall, which in the 16th Century was built. The wall surrounds the old town with a length of five kilometres.

St. John’s Cathedral

Near the archbishop palace is the Cathedral, which in the 17th Century was built. Inside you can find some treasures, including beautiful frescoes.

Destination Switzerland – Dame Cathedral, Zurich

One of the most beautiful churches in Zurich is located in the Old Town. The Dame Cathedral consecrated in the year 874, is unique among churches in Zurich a special position. Originally, it belonged to a former Benedictine abbey and was donated by King Louis the German and his two daughters Bertha and Hildegard. Legend has it that a white deer, the two pious princesses led to a particular location on the River Limmat from the dark forest, where the monastery was later built. First, the monastery was a place for women of the nobility, who joined the Benedictines, but could emerge at any time and get married. After the Reformation, the monastery and church fell to the city of Zurich.

The woman at the cathedral takes a special position in Zurich attractions and attracts many tourists every day. Therefore, it undoubtedly belongs to one of the most important churches in Zurich, which is able to charm solely by their architecture. Various architectural styles, such as the Romanesque choir, but also the Gothic transept are among the sights and Zurich not only impress connoisseurs.

The cloister should be omitted in any case: fantastic frescoes by Swiss artist Paul Bodmer tell in detail the story of the founding Abbey, but also report on the two patron saints Felix, Regula, and Zurich belong to the most important sights. Also worth seeing are the five-part cycle in the choir and transept rose window, both excellent works of art that were created in the 70-s by Marc Chagall.

Another work of glass art is the north window, which is located in the transept and Augusto Giacometti is attributed. What would be the woman Munster, one of the major churches in Zurich, without an organ? The King of Instruments, here with 5,793 pipes, is one of the biggest attractions Zurich and impressed by their sound quality.

Opening times:

The Dame Cathedral is from November to March, daily, except Sundays, from 10.00-16.00 and in the summer months to visit every day except Sundays, 10.00-18.00.