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The Lusignan House

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Lusignan House | Nicosia

This is probably the most beautiful of the restored houses in the area adjacent to the Selimiye mosque and it can be found in the street that passes the Haydar Pasha mosque. Dating from the Lusignan period the house has been fully restored and some of the rooms have been furnished in the style of the middle ages with contemporary wall hangings, tables, chairs, candelabra etc. In the upstairs receiving rooms there is an exquisitely restored painted ceiling. Other rooms have been laid out with implements and domestic machinery to reflect the changes of occupation and use, from the medieval to the Ottoman period.

Lavinia Neville Smith
Lavinia Neville Smith
Lavinia Neville Smith first came to North Cyprus in 1995, and fell in love with the country and the Turkish Cypriot people. A self confessed dilettante, with a varied working career, it was not until she returned in 1997 and went into tourism that she was able to put to good use her knowledge of history, ancient and modern, acquired long ago at school. She is a co-author of the Landmark Visitors Guide to North Cyprus, and continues to promote this beautiful country as far afield as possible.