Limassol Castle by Tom Gomez

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This small medieval castle situated near the old harbour in Limassol on the island of Cyprus was built by the Byzantines around 1000 AD.

Around the same period, a chapel was also built there. Richard the Lionheart is supposed to have married his fiancée Princess Berengaria of Navarre on this site after her ship was grounded nearby in 1191 as she accompanied him to the Third Crusade, on his way to Holy Land.

The Castle was used as a prison, between 1790-1940.

The castle now serves as a medieval museum.

Single RAW image Tonemapped in Photomatix Pro 3.2.

Camera: Canon EOS 450D (Digital Rebel XSi in the USA)
Sigma 18-200mm lens
Exif data from the JPG
F-stop f/4
ISO 200
Focal length 18 mm

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Related shots can be found at Cyprus or Eastern Meditteranean.

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island, castle, medieval, eastern, promenade, cyprus, limassol, richard the lionheart, republic of cyprus, limassol castle

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Comments

  • Barry Norton
    Barry Nortonalmost 5 years ago

    Great capture Tom

  • Thank you once again Barry …

    – Tom Gomez

  • BCImages
    BCImagesalmost 5 years ago

    stunning photography

  • Thank you Steve, it is a tiny little castle …

    – Tom Gomez

  • Sean Farragher
    Sean Farragheralmost 5 years ago

    great catch

  • Thank you once again Sean …

    – Tom Gomez

  • Trish Meyer
    Trish Meyeralmost 5 years ago

    Great image Tom.
    They were built to last in those days!

  • Thank you Trish. It is a small but solid castle …

    – Tom Gomez

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