The Limassol castle consists of a palimpsest of structures. On the exact place a 13th-century church was gradually transformed into the fort we see today. However, until its final form, edifices of distinct roles occupied the site. In chronological order these are a Byzantine basilica, the aforementioned church, a defensive tower (réduit), storage cellars, prison cells, a police station and finally a monument and museum in recent times. The continuous transition of the role of buildings on the site mirror the political upheaval of Cyprus' history throughout the centuries.

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Photograph of the Interior of Limassol Castle
Photograph of Limassol Medieval Castle / Museum
Photograph of Gothic Hall at Lemesos Castle
Photograph of Limassol Medieval Castle
Photograph of Limassol Medieval Castle by night
Photograph of Medieval Castle at Eirinis Street
Photograph of Medieval Castle at Eirinis Street
Photograph of Medieval Castle at Eirinis Street (1930)
Photograph of Medieval Castle at Eirinis Street (1930)
Photograph of Medieval Castle at Eirinis Street (1960)
Photograph of Medieval Castle at Eirinis Street (1950)
Photograph of Medieval Castle at Eirinis Street (1980)
Photograph of Makarios Archbishop of Cyprus visit the Medival Castle (1964)
Photograph of Flagstaff at Medieval Castle for the crown of Queen Elizabeth of England (1953)
Photograph of Medieval Castle at Eirinis Street (2000)

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Lemesos Castle was built in the 13th century on the site of an earlier Byzantine castle near the old harbour. According to archaeological sources, the castle was much larger in its original form. The Venetians strengthened its
walls to ward off sea-pirates. Legend has it that Richard the Lionheart, the King of England and leader of the 3rd Crusade, married Berengaria of Navarre here in 1191. In 1570 the Ottomans conquered the castle and used it as a garrison and gaol. During British rule it functioned as a
police station and briefly as a detainment place.
Today the castle houses the Cyprus Medieval Museum, whose exhibits include medieval pottery, superb silver Byzantine era plates, tombstones, weapons, crosses and coins.

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Lemesos Castle was built in the 13th century on the site of an earlier Byzantine castle near the old harbour. According to archaeological sources, the castle was much larger in its original form. The Venetians strengthened its
walls to ward off sea-pirates. Legend has it that Richard the Lionheart, the King of England and leader of the 3rd Crusade, married Berengaria of Navarre here in 1191. In 1570 the Ottomans conquered the castle and used it as a garrison and gaol. During British rule it functioned as a
police station and briefly as a detainment place.
Today the castle houses the Cyprus Medieval Museum, whose exhibits include medieval pottery, superb silver Byzantine era plates, tombstones, weapons, crosses and coins.

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Limassol Castle was built in the 13th century on the site of an earlier Byzantine castle near the old harbor. Legend has it that Richard the Lion heart, the King of England and leader of the 3rd Crusade, married Berengaria of Navarre here in 1191.Today the castle houses the Cyprus Medieval Museum, whose exhibits include medieval pottery, superb silver Byzantine era plates, tombstones, weapons, crosses and coins.

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Limassol Castle was built in the 13th century on the site of an earlier Byzantine castle near the old harbor. Legend has it that Richard the Lion heart, the King of England and leader of the 3rd Crusade, married Berengaria of Navarre here in 1191.Today the castle houses the Cyprus Medieval Museum, whose exhibits include medieval pottery, superb silver Byzantine era plates, tombstones, weapons, crosses and coins.

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