The central part of the city is considered the old quarter. The buildings made many centuries ago can be found here. You will see the modern restaurants and shopping centers, souvenir shops and small boutiques with clothes nearby. Particular attention should be paid to local restaurants, as a visitor, who is not familiar with their variety, could easily get lost in their diversity. You will find best national dishes in Archontico, tourists who prefer Chinese food simply can’t fail to visit Chang's China Restaurant. The best French restaurant is called Bagatelle, and Mexican cuisine fans should definitely visit El Pueblo. In Nicosia there are even Lebanese cuisine restaurants, the most famous of which is Abu Faysal.
In order to diversify your holiday in this city, mix your rest on the beach and visits to restaurants with sightseeing. Moreover, there are so many attractions in Nicosia. On the territory of the city and its surroundings you can see numerous ancient monasteries and churches (Agios Iraklidios Female Monastery, Machaira Monastery, Agios Ioannis Cathedral, Church of Saints Barnabas and Hilarion). In the city are opened numerous museums and cultural centers. Pancyprian geographical museum is always open to visitors. The museum’s exhibition is devoted to the flora and fauna of the island. Visit the center of folk crafts called Chrisaliniotissa, where you can see the works of local craftsmen. Numismatics fans will be interested to visit the Museum of Cypriot coins History, and enjoy the panoramic views of the city during the excursion to Ledra Museum, where visitors are offered to attend a large observatory. Finally, you should not ignore the Cyprus Museum of jewelry as you will not find such beautiful jewelry anywhere else.
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