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Venetian Walls of Nicosia

Nicosia, Nicosia, Cyprus
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Still largely intact, the Venetian Walls are defensive fortifications located in the city of Nicosia, Cyprus. These Renaissance era structures are actually not original, but instead they are a complete rebuilding of what were medieval walls around the old city. Those walls, unfortunately for Nicosia, proved inadequate for defense against the invading Ottomans, being quite low and not yet complete when the outsiders came callling in the 1500s. The walls today are a major tourist attraction, and are accessible at many points. The segment in the picture is close to one of the three major gates to the old city.
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