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Shacolas Tower Museum & Observatory

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Address: Ledra Street | 11th Floor of the Debenhams Building, Nicosia, Cyprus
Phone Number:
+357 22 679369

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Sad reality

Nice to have this tower to see the divided city but with a Sad reality of what has happened to Cyprus.

Reviewed 2 days ago
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3 reviews
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Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

A great opportunity to have a panoramic view of the city (both sides) and the video about Cyprus' history is very informative

Thank Panos K
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140 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Nice to have this tower to see the divided city but with a Sad reality of what has happened to Cyprus.

Thank EvangelosDemetriou
Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
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151 reviews
96 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Easy to access for a small fee and well worth it for excellent 360 degree views across and around the city. A few more photos and exhibits inside along with a small shop. Easily reached just of the main drag.

Thank David B
Lisbon, Portugal
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20 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Not worth the price. Better to cross the green line and just be on the other side. Maybe before when no crossings to the north were allowed it was worth a look, but for me not now. Just a tip, free toilet room access on the 4th floor where windows allows you to check the north side!

Thank FidiasPericles
Nicosia, Cyprus
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5 reviews
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

for those who want to have a birds eye view of occupied nicosia a good place to visit. equipped with multi language facilities it provides an interesting insight into the history of nicosia within the walls and its old buildings. a very interesting sight especially for foreign visitors.

Thank Demetris D
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10 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We paid €5 to go into the tower. There's historical references and photographs of the post 1974 Turkish occupation of Cyprus. Sad to see such a beautiful country destroyed as the pre 1974 photographs show this.

Thank Deborah M
Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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138 reviews
35 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The observation floor is all indoor, but the attendant kindly opened a number of wondows to let us have a clear view on the city. There are a number of interactive displays highlighting points and buildings of interest with the associated history. Well worth a visit.

Thank AberdeenshireTom
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233 reviews
41 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 99 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I was looking forward to getting a birds eye view of Nicosia and the surroundings but unfrotunately Shacolas tower was a bit of a let-down. It really wasn't anything special, just a room on the 11th floor with a teeny tiny museum (really just a few stands and a couple of photos) attached to it. There are windows all around... More 

Thank Applefee
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65 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 March 2017

This is on the 11th floor, It gives you access to have a birds eye view of Nicosia. From here one can observe the way of life these Cypriots live

Thank LIZIO4743
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Reviewed 14 March 2017 via mobile

The tower offers a nice view of the city from all directions, there are pictures below the windows with explanations about the most important buildings. It would have been nice to be able to go out on the terrace and enjoy the views in the open air.

Thank anima2011

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