Municipal Market

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Nicosia Municipal Market is an important landmark in the Walled City. It has been a market place for centuries, firstly as an open market and then covered since 1932. When it was constructed in 1932 it is said to be equivalent to the present day’s superstores.

The municipal market is located next to the geometric centre of the Walled City of Nicosia. You can find a plaque detailing this on a nearby wall. The market was built in the vicinity of two important sites, Selimiye Mosque and the hans (inns) which were once the socio-economic heart of the city. Modern restaurants, bars, cafes, souvenir shops, fresh fruit and vegetable stalls breath fresh life back into this traditional and historic centre.