Nicosia/Lefkosa - the last divided capital of Europe
  • One part is under the rule of the Turks and is called Lefkosa, the other is under the rule of the Greeks and is called Nicosia.
    A city with automobile and pedestrian border crossings with Southern Cyprus.
    The capital of the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus, is also the center of politics and the business world. Around Lefkosa there are vineyards, olive groves and citrus orchards. The city is located at an altitude of 170 m above sea level on the approach to Mount Beshparmak.
    The capital of Cyprus amazingly combines oriental and Greek features,
  • the drive of a big city and the philosophical slowness of its inhabitants, antiquity and modernity, which are especially clearly visible in the architectural appearance. There are many ancient buildings in Nicosia that have externally retained their original architectural appearance, but inside are fully equipped for the comfortable stay of modern people. Lefkosa is the largest cultural and business center of the island. The offices of major global companies, embassies, banks, universities, government agencies, and cultural and entertainment facilities are located here.


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  • Kyrenia Gate
    The Venetians built new walls around the city of Nicosia to replace the old walls of Lusignan to protect the city in 1571 when the Ottomans were about to capture Cyprus. These walls form a circle with a circumference of three miles, equipped with 11 bastions and three gates. One of the three gates on the walls surrounding old Nicosia is the Kyrenia Gate, an important entrance to the city. This gate was repaired later in 1820–1821 by the Ottomans, who added a domed guardhouse on top.
    The Kyrenia Gate is still used today, this time for the passage from New Nicosia to Old Nicosia.
    Those visiting the historical hotels, artifacts and narrow streets enter the Arasta area through the Kyrenia Gate.
  • Buyuk Han
    The Grand Hotel is one of the most important Turkish buildings in Nicosia in terms of historical and architectural value. Sultan Selim built shops to raise funds for the Ayasofya (Selimiye) Mosque Vakif (foundation). However, in 1572–1579, Beylerbey Sinan Pasha, the governor of Cyprus, removed the shops and built an inn instead.
    The building is built on two floors, with rooms arranged around a courtyard in a rectangular plan. The small hexagonal prayer room (mescit) with a dome is an important architectural element that complements the Turkish ambience of the hotel. The premises on the ground floor were used as a barn and warehouses. The rooms on the top floor were bedrooms. Similar hotel structures can be found throughout Anatolia, but this one is noticeably different because it has two entrances.
  • Selimiye-Moschee (Sophia-Kathedrale)
    Construction of this most important Latin Catholic church on the island began in 1194 AD and it was consecrated for worship under the name of Hagia Sophia on November 5, 1326 AD. The cathedral, built in the early Gothic style, is the earliest building in the French style. in the Middle East and is recognized as the largest and most magnificent place of worship in Cyprus. Being the most important cathedral on the island, the princes of Lusignan were crowned kings of Cyprus here. The most striking feature of the structure is the monumental doorway, built from limestone blocks from the Kyrenia region. The carved stone windows are unsurpassed examples of Gothic art. The building was converted into a mosque after the Ottoman conquest and was named Hagia Sophia.
  • Haydarpasa Mosque (St. Catherine's Church)
    Die St.-Katharinen-Kirche wurde im 14. Jahrhundert erbaut und in eine Moschee umgewandelt, nachdem die Insel unter osmanische Herrschaft kam. Die Kirche St. Katharina, heute Haydarpaşa-Moschee genannt, ist nach der Hagia Sophia das berühmteste Bauwerk in Lusignan. Besondere Aufmerksamkeit verdient das feine Mauerwerk im gotischen Stil.
  • Lusignan - Ottoman House
    Dieses Herrenhaus aus dem 15. Jahrhundert, das heute innerhalb der Stadtmauern von Nikosia erhalten ist, verfügt über einen gotischen gewölbten Eingang und ein Wappen aus der Lusignan-Zeit sowie Balkone und decorative Holzdecken, die während der osmanischen Zeit hinzugefügt wurden. Es handelt sich um ein zweistöckiges Herrenhaus mit einem typischen Innenhof, das bis auf das Herrenhaus aus Latten und Gips vollständig aus Quadersteinen gebaut ist. Die Restaurierung wurde 1997 abgeschlossen und das Herrenhaus mit authentischen Möbeln aus dem Mittelalter und der osmanischen Zeit ausgestattet.
Near East University (NEU)
Near East University offers 19 undergraduate faculties with 220 programs, 5 graduate faculties with 200 master's and doctoral programs, 4 secondary schools, and 28 research institutes. NEU is already a full member of such organizations as: the European University Association (EUA), the International Association of Universities (IAU) within UNESCO,
The International Society for Engineering Education (IGIP), the International Commission (JCI), the Federation of Universities of the Islamic World (FUIW), as well as 118 other national and international institutions and foundations.


University of Mediterranean Karpasia (UMK)
The university is located in the capital of Northern Cyprus, Nicosia, and is located just a few minutes walk from its center.
The university's educational programs are recognized by the Council of Higher Education of Turkey (YOK). This fact, together with the accreditation of UMK by the Turkish Ministry of Education (YÖDAK), indicates the possibility of voluntary transfer of a student, if necessary, to study at universities in other countries.
The University is proud of its highly professional teaching staff and values ​​​​its reputation as a multinational, friendly community of students living in Cyprus or coming to study from different parts of the world.


The University of the West of Scotland (UWS)
According to the results of a national survey conducted among students in 2016, UWS was ranked among the top universities in the UK. In September 2016, the university officially entered the TOP 5% of universities worldwide (according to Times High Education).
UWS campuses offer a variety of academic programs at undergraduate, graduate and postgraduate levels, as well as a wide range of academic, social and sporting facilities.
UWS has a distinctive and important role in the country, with four campuses across Scotland and London. To expand international connections, in 2016 the university opened a campus in Nicosia in Northern Cyprus.

Middle East Technical University Northern Cyprus Campus (METU NCC)
It was built in 2005. METU NCC enjoys full academic and administrative support from the Middle Eastern Technical University of the same name in Ankara, Republic of Turkey. METU Ankara Campus has a global reputation and was included in the list of the 60 best universities in the world (Times Higher Education), as well as in the top 100 (ranked 85th in the list) universities in the world 2014 - 2015 (THE). The new building is located 50 kilometers from city ​​of Nicosia (Lefkosa) and 6 kilometers from the charming city of Guzelyurt. The area of ​​the territory occupies 339 hectares.


American University of Cyprus (AUC)
The American University of Cyprus (AUC) was founded in 2014 in the capital of Northern Cyprus - Nicosia. The university is part of the Girne American University (GAU)..
The main campus of the American University of Cyprus is located in the heart of the historical capital of Nicosia. AUC's goal is to create a learning environment that encourages students to embrace the culture around us. The American University of Cyprus is constantly developing and growing, with the help of qualified teachers and friendly staff.


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