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Shacolas Tower Museum & Observatory

Ledra Street | 11th Floor of the Debenhams Building, Nicosia, Cyprus
+357 22 679369
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See the city layout from the 11th floor

For only €2.50 you can visit the panoramic viewing room at the the top of the tower which gives a... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Nigel P
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A panoramic view over a divided capital city

Nicosia is a divided EU capital city! It is worth going up the observatory tower to have a... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
conrad57
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Ieper (Ypres), Belgium
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Ledra Street | 11th Floor of the Debenhams Building, Nicosia, Cyprus
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+357 22 679369
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

For only €2.50 you can visit the panoramic viewing room at the the top of the tower which gives a great view of Nicosia, both sides of the dividing line, each window has multi-language touch screens that provide a detailed explanation for all of the...More

Thank Nigel P
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Nicosia is a divided EU capital city! It is worth going up the observatory tower to have a panoramic overview of the city and to study the division line. Information screen-windows give you description of buildings and churches to be seen and in the distance...More

Thank conrad57
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Of course, as with everything in Cyprus, you pay too much to see a view that I particularly do not find as being the most interesting. There are points in Cyprus where you can get a better view for free.

Thank Brenda C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We decided to pop up the observatory to get views of ALL the city as its has 360dg views also has pointers identifying key sites also has a film playing on loop of the history of Nicosia

Thank Paul R
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Small museum with panoramic view on 11th floor of tower. A bit of history where you can see main dates and facts about Cyprus. You have view from tower over to the verge of city with all cathedrals and buildings. In front of each panoramic...More

Thank Karina_Kari
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is an excellent way to understand the layout of the old town of Nicosia - well worth the entrance fee.

Thank Alnis
Reviewed 16 June 2017

It is very interesting to visit this tower as it gives you the opportunity to learn about the long and interesting history of Nicosia and to compare the old and the new building architecture, while you wonder why in the 21st century a capital city...More

Thank antoniad99
Reviewed 15 June 2017

A spot everyone should visit at least once in their lifetimes. The view is fantastic and a rare one as there aren't many spots of this height and this type of location in Nicosia.

Thank Ninos C
Reviewed 13 June 2017

An excellent way to view the city and learn about the history of how and why Nicosia became divided. Learn how what is called the Green Line came about.

Thank cliveh903
Reviewed 4 June 2017 via mobile

The building has previously housed a Woolworths and a Debenhams. It now houses a H&M fashion store. Pros: -Two lifts. -Helpful member of staff. -9 minute introductory video of history of Nicosia. -Touchscreens and information boards highlighting the main sites. -Photos of old Nicosia. -Small...More

4  Thank jonotennis
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