Famagusta (Gazima─čusa in Turkish) is a small city of 40000 inhabitants on the east coast of Cyprus. After Kyrenia it is the most scenic city in north Cyprus. Its historic centre is surrounded by Venetian walls and contains a number of ruins of medieval churches, some of which have been converted to mosques. During the Middle Ages Famagusta was an important gateway for trade with the Levant. Founded in 274 BC by Ptolemaic Egypt, it remained a small village for a long time, until in 1192 in came under Lusignan rule. The city grew a lot, was seized by the Genoese in 1372 and the Venetians in 1489. Famagusta fell to the Ottomans after the 1570-71 siege. Nowadays it lies in northern Cyprus and is an important commercial hub. It has a the most important port of Northern Cyprus for travel and commerce.
01 Zafer Aniti monument 02 Zafer Aniti monument 03 Rivellino bastion
04 Rivellino bastion 05 Bridge
06 City walls 07 City walls 08 Church gate 09 Old jeep
10 Arches 11 St George church 12 St George church 13 St George church 14 St George church
15 St George church 16 Lemon tree 17 Lala Mustafa Pasha mosque 18 Lala Mustafa Pasha mosque 19 Interior of Lala Mustafa Pasha mosque 20 Window in Lala Mustafa Pasha mosque
21 Medieval building 22 Lala Mustafa Pasha mosque 23 Lala Mustafa Pasha mosque 24 City walls
25 Staircase to the walls 26 Ramparts and merlons 27 Ramparts and merlons 28 Othello tower
29 Gate to Othello tower 30 Flowerbed 31 Othello tower gate 32 Othello tower 33 Othello tower
34 Famagusta harbour 35 Othello tower 36 Lala Mustafa Pasha mosque 37 Namik Kemal square
38 Gate 39 Lala Mustafa Pasha mosque 40 Sinan pasha mosque
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