The Kyrenia Gate
The Kyrenia Gate in the North is one of the three gates
on the walls surrounding the old city of Nicosia.
gate was one of the most important entry-exit points of the
city. It is also known as the "Del Providetore Gate"
after the architecture Proveditore Francesco Barbaro. The
Turks restored the gate in 1821, adding a domed room on top
On the panel above the gate there are verses from the Koran.
seal of Mahmut II was placed on the Northern front of the
gate in 1820. The cannons in front of the gate transferred
by the British for the defence of Acre against Napoleon later
fell to the hands of the Turks.