Larnaka’s Medieval Museum is housed on the second floor of the Medieval Castle (Larnaka Fort), located at the end of the palm tree lined promenade of Foinikoudes.
The museum’s collection – across three rooms – covers 15 centuries of history, with exhibits and artefacts from the Early Christian period (4th-7th centuries), Byzantine wall-paintings of the 11th-16th centuries, Medieval glazed pottery from the 12th-18th century, helmets and swords of the Venetian period (15th-16th century), and metal cooking utensils of the Ottoman period (18th-19th century).
The courtyard features a collection of Ottoman cannons and also accommodates a 600-seat open-air theatre that is used for functions in the summer.
The fort was originally built during the Middle Ages and took its present form during Ottoman rule. After the end of the Ottoman era in Cyprus, the British converted it into a prison and it was used during the first years of their rule.
Address: Leoforos Athinon
Contact No: Tel: +357 24 304 576
Operating Hours: September 16 – April 15, Monday – Friday: 8:00-17:00, April 16 – September 15, Monday-Friday: 8:00-19:30
Saturday and Sunday: 9:30-17:00
Operating Period: All year round, Closed on Public Holidays
Entrance Fee: €2,50, For groups consisting of more than 10 persons there is a 20% reduction on the entry fees, The Department of Antiquities can issue special entry cards for all its museums and ancient monuments: One (1) day entry cards – €8,50, three (3) day entry cards – €17,00, seven (7) day entry cards – €25,00.
Courtesy of the CTO