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The Dervis Pasha Mansion

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Address: Belig Pasha Street, Nicosia, Cyprus
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour

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Wandering through old Lefcosia,[ Nicosia north.]

We crossed the border ,from South Cyprus ,in the heart of Nicosia,at Ledra street, Ledra street is the main centre street in the capitol city. Walkalong passing many... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 22 June 2016
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Stourbridge, United Kingdom
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Stourbridge, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 June 2016

We crossed the border ,from South Cyprus ,in the heart of Nicosia,at Ledra street, Ledra street is the main centre street in the capitol city. Walkalong passing many recognizable branded shops,until you come to the border crossing,you must have your British passport,no need to stop on south side,then go to office on left,clearly marked ,que,show your passport,Before you do get... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 June 2015

A very informative insight into the life of the Pashas who ruled Cyprus when Turkey ran the island. Each room is well furnished and it's purpose explained.

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Preston, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 November 2014

The home of Dervis Pasha, the publisher of Zaman the first Turkish Newspaper in Cyprus. The house has been given period furniture both upstairs and downstairs. It's a glmpse of how an important person lived in the 19th Century.

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Yesilirmak, North Cyprus
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 August 2014 via mobile

A museum that was once somebody's house. With furniture and even clothes in situ. Off in a quiet corner. Worth a look.

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Nicosia, Cyprus
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 April 2014

If possible go with a guide or someone who knows the local history of the Dragoman. A wonderful insight into a bygone age when the country was under Turkish control and how the local Aristocrats lived.

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Chester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 March 2014

A restored house and each room is a reconstruction of how the house would have looked during the 19th century. It's very interesting.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 December 2013

The two storey building was built in the 19th century and was home to Dervis Pasha, the publisher of Zaman newspaper, the first Turkish Newspaper in Cyprus. Although the mansion's exact construction date is not known, but on the keystone above the main entrance door is inscribed, as building date, the year 1216H (H means the Muslim calendar and date... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2013

It is not by the Main Street, so it was a nice place to wander around. There are some nice exhibits of what a typical house would look like. There was no one there when I went, so I just wandered around by myself.

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Southampton, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 June 2013

Interesting to see what a traditional house is like inside and imagine the lives of people in the past and now. Small exhibition. Place to sit and cool down.

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Telford, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 December 2012

We enjoyed going round this renovated house which now also houses the Ethnographic Museum. Located within the old city walls on the North side. The owner was one of Lefkosa's famed wealthy inhabitants. Editor of the first Turkish newspaper. It was about to fall into total disrepair and now is fully restored. Some of the rooms show Cyproit life, others... More 

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