The Best Viewing Points

1_ Ledra Museum & Observatory (Shacolas Tower)

The Shacolas Tower is the tallest building in the old city within the historic walls. Take the lift to the 11th floor where you will find a small museum and observatory with historical information and photographs, souvenirs and a panoramic view of the whole city. Looking to the north you will see the Kyrenia mountain range with a huge patriotic display of the Turkish Cypriotic flag which is even illuminated at night.

How to get there

Where: Arsinois / Αρσινόης Street (between Ledras and Onasagorou), Nicosia (open in Google Maps)
Hours: Monday – Saturday 10:00 a.m. – 19:00 p.m. / Sunday 11:00 a.m. – 19:00 p.m.
Admission: Adults €2.50 / Children under 12 years old free

About Nicosia

Nicosia is the largest city and capital of Cyprus which is separated into a northern Turkish and a southern Greek part. A militarised border, also called the ‘Green Line’, is controlled by the United Nations and divides the city of Nicosia and the whole island of Cyprus. Geographically Nicosia is situated on the banks of the river Pedieos near the centre of the Mesaoria plain which is encompassed by two mountain ranges, the Troodos Mountains in the southwest and the Kyrenia Range along the northern coastline. Both are clearly visible from Nicosia.

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