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Limassol is the second largest city in Cyprus, with a total population of 235.056 residents, according to the 2011 census. Limassol is the largest city in geographical size, and the biggest municipality on the island. Limassol is located on Akrotiri bay, on the island's southern coast and it is the capital of the Limassol district. Limassol is the biggest Cypriot port in the Mediterranean transit trade, and it has become one of the most important tourism, trade and service providing centres in the area. Limassol is renowned for its long cultural tradition.

Top Attractions Within Limassol

Limassol Medieval Castle is one of the nine castles of Cyprus, built by the Byzantines around 1000 AD. Around that time, a chapel was also built there. Richard the Lionheart is supposed to have married his fiancée Princess Berengaria of Navarre on this site. The Castle was used as a prison, between 1790-1940 and it now serves as a medieval museum. Visitors can see numerous exhibits: cannons, wood carvings, paintings, tombstones, statues, pottery, and marble artefacts.

The Archaeological Museum of Limassol provides an interesting collection of antiquities dating from the Neolithic Age to the Roman period. Some of the archaeological discoveries are Stone axes from the Neolithic period, potteries and objects of the ancient cities of Curium and Amathus, as well as Roman terracottas, jewellry, coins, sculptures, columns, vases rings, marble statues, etc.

The Limassol Public Garden is situated on the coastal road and it provides a great variety of vegetation and relaxation. Visitors can walk around and enjoy themselves. Inside the gardens, there is a small zoo, where visitors can see tiger, lions, monkeys, vultures and other animals.

The Limassol Folk Museum is a beautifully preserved house that provides a very interesting collection of Cypriot Folk Art of the last two centuries. There are more than 500 exhibits that are housed in its six rooms. Visitors can study Cypriot culture through the hand made exhibits and get get a glimpse of the Cypriot culture.