Nicosia - The last divided capital in the world! The capital of Cyprus have been divided since the 70s when 1/3 of the island was occupied by the turks. Now even divided People live in harmony or maybe this is how I saw the things. At the middle of the pedestrian streets there are border check points and also no-mans-land ruled by the United Nations.
Verdi's Shakespeare's famous "Othello" opera first screenplay: "The late fifteenth century, the island of Cyprus. The islanders gathered at the port to pray for the raging waves of the sea, and the fleet that fought against the Turks could return safely. Moorish Otello (Otello, tenor), the governor of the island, the general of the Venetian army, he arrived at the port with the fleet, defeated and stormed, and people celebrated him with a celebration feast. .... "The prototype of one of Shakespeare's four tragedies "Othello" is said to be the old town of Famagusta. Since Famagusta is now located in the Northern Cyprus Control Zone, it is only necessary to go through a United Nations-regulated buffer zone and checkpoints in North and South Cyprus.
Famagusta (Greek: ; Turkish: Mausa or Gazimausa) is a port city on the east coast of Cyprus. It is located in eastern Nicosia and was built in 274 BC, the deepest seaport on the island. During the Middle Ages (especially during the days of Genoa and the Republic of Venice), Famagusta was the most important port city on the island and was the gateway to trade with the Middle East, where the ancient Silk Road merchants transported goods to Western Europe.
This ruined site has been seen for many years and is quite meaningful.
The legendary Red Wine Commandaria, the world's oldest named wine, was developed in the 13th century by the Knights of the Hospital. At the Wine Museum, you have the opportunity to taste wine and listen to the story of the vineyard. The staff of the museum are three comets and a beautiful woman, one Huang Wei is responsible for the movie, the other Huang Qi guides the wine, and one cow and the small cat help the cash. The red wine is so delicious, the museum is too cute.
Nikosia/Lefkosa is the common capital of North and South Cyprus. A United Nations buffer zone divides the ancient city into two. After the fall of the Berlin Wall, it was the last capital to be divided in the world.
There is also a boundary like the nature of the Berlin Wall. Fortunately, since both residents have EU passports, they are free to travel between them. So the transit checkpoint here is not as sad as it used to be in Berlin.
A large number of traditional Ottoman houses are also worth a look~
Of course, there is always a lively market. The market is located on the border, and with the support of the European Union, there are local hand-made marketplaces every weekend.