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When the Venetians took over the city…

The Citadel was completely remodeled and turned into a military stronghold. By removing the first floor and bringing the level of the building into line with the encircling walls, they ensured that it was not visible from outside the city in the event of an attack.

Discover history of the Othello Tower…

Othello's Tower in Gazimagusa, Northern Cyprus

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Entrance to the Othello's Tower

Built during the 14th century…

Othello’s Tower is a citadel, which forms part of the fortifications of the ancient walled city of Famagusta. It owes its name to the period of British rule, marking its connection with the Governor of Cyprus, Christoforo Moro, who is said to have inspired Shakespeare’s play, Othello.

The fortress of Othello’s Tower dates from the Lusignan period, and was built during the 14th century. At that time it was probably a royal residence, and later became a garrison. There are wonderful views from the top of Othello’s Tower over the city of Famagusta.

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Discover the historical Othello's Tower.

North Cyprus specialist, Cyprus Premier, offers a range of holidays in Famagusta. Those with a keen interest in history, will enjoy exploring not only Othello’s Tower, but also the Lala Mustafa Pasha Mosque, the Old covered Bazaar and other gems of old Famagusta.

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The Othello's Tower is surrounded by trees and colourful flowers.

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