Famagusta City Walls
The city-walls built by the Lusignans were very high but
the Venetians captured the island from the Lusignans, they
brought over specialists from Venice to fortify the walls
against artillery fire particularly to protect themselves
from the Ottomans. The wall on the sea front, the Mantinengo
bastion and the Kara (Land) Gate were built during this period.
ditch 46 metres wide was dug on the outer flanks of the wall
and was filled with water. The wall built of ashlar is 3 kilometres
in length and reaches 9 metres in width at some points. The
city-walls have bastions, gates, ramps, embrasures, arms depots,
depots and stables. The towers of the walls are as follows:
Arsenal (Canbulat) · Mare (The Sea Gate Bastion) ·
Castella (The Othello tower) · Signonia (The Ringed
Embrasure) · Diamete (The Karpaz Bastion) ·
Mozzo (The Martyr Bastion) · Martinengo (Arsenal) ·
Pulacazaro · Moratto · Diocare · Ravelin
(The Land Gate, The White Tower) · Santa Napa (The
Golden Bastion) · Andurizzi (The water bastion) ·
Campo Santa (The Ringed Bastion) There is also the Othello
building as an interior castle, the two original entrances;
Ravelin (The Land Gate) and Porta del Mare (The Sea Gate).
but they were The Ottomans later restored the walls that were
destroyed during the invasion of Famagusta.