The Ledra Museum - Observatory

The Ledra Museum - Observatory

From there, the whole of Nicosia, Old and New, spreads in front of your eyes.

The Museum - Ledra Observatory is housed inside the Shacolas Tower in the city of Nicosia within the walls. Shacolas Tower is the tallest building in old Nicosia, which houses shops of various types on all its floors. In 1998, its 11th floor has been shaped as a Museum-Observatory.
Photo: Yiannis Theocharopoulos

The Museum-Observatory offers visitors the opportunity, with the help of a telescope or binoculars, to enjoy the panoramic view of Nicosia that spreads in front of their eyes.

From Shacola Tower, one can look at the South, the East and the West to see the growing development of the city. In the north one can see the misery of the occupied part of Nicosia. This is the only place in Nicosia that offers visitors the opportunity to admire the views of the entire city and its attractions.

From this point you can see the Old Nicosia with its various churches and mosques, the Pentadactylos, the church of Agia Sophia, as well as the shopping street of Ledra, Eleftherias Square, the church of Faneromeni, the Faneromeni Gymnasium, the Archbishop's Palace and several other modern and historic buildings that unite the old with the new Nicosia.
Photo: Yiannis Theocharopoulos

Additionally, the museum provides information on the history of the city, using state-of-the-art interactive technology, such as touch screens, through audiovisual media, illustrative tables, recorded historical narratives in various languages, photographs and descriptions, all the historical route of the city, travelling the visitors on a magical journey in time.
Photo: Gaston Neocleous

The museum is today (2018) one of the most popular places in Nicosia, for locals, tourists and lovers of history.
Photo: Φοίβη Κισσοπόδα

For the map of the area, click HERE

Address: Ledra Street, Shacolas Tower
Contact Number: +357 22 674 139
Working Hours: 

  • January - March: 10:00 - 17:00, except Sundays: 11:00 - 17:00
  • April: 10:00 - 18:00, except Sundays: 11:00 - 18:00
  • May - September: 10:00 - 19:00, except Sundays: 11:00 - 19:00
  • October: 10:00 - 18:00, except Sundays: 11:00 - 18:00
  • November - December: 10:00 - 17:00, except Sundays: 11:00 - 17:00
  • Closed on Public Holidays.

Entrance fee: Adults € 2.50 / Children under 12 years old are free of charge.
Hours of operation and entry price are subject to change without notice. It is advisable for visitors to confirm them before their visit.