Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Liberty Monument

The Liberty Monument (also known as the Eleftheria Monument) is located near the Famagusta Gate in the city of Nicosia, within the Nicosia district of Cyprus.

This statue was built in 1973 to honor the EOKA fighters, who fought in 1955 to 1959 against the British colonial rule, particularly those who were released from prison in 1959. 

The Liberty Monument was designed to represent liberty, yet it can be considered controversial, due to various interpretations.  However, there's a Cypriot national holiday, commonly called EOKA Day, on April 1.

The Liberty Monument is situated close to the Famagusta Gate.

Site: Liberty Monument. 

Category: Landmark. 

Location: Near the Famagusta Gate in city of Nicosia, within the Nicosia district of Cyprus. 

Phone Number: N/A. 

Operating Hours: Daylight hours. 

Entrance Fee: Free.

Date of Visit: 2010.

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