Bellapais Abbey (also spelled Bellapaïs) is the ruin of a monastery built by Canons Regular in the 13th century on the northern side of the small village of Bellapais, now in Turkish-controlled Northern Cyprus, about five kilometres from the town of Kyrenia. The ruin is at an altitude of 220m above sea level, and commands a long view down to Kyrenia and the Mediterranean sea.
Paul Carnduff | Apr 2, 2018
Beautiful place to visit. Lots of history and fantastic views
Imad Amer | Mar 27, 2018
Quiet good structure with a panoramic view plus its better at night also
Regu Saliah | Apr 5, 2018
Outstanding views, lives up to it's name.
Parc des LIONS | Apr 8, 2018
It has wonderful view 🖒
Andrejs Vorobjovs | Apr 16, 2018
I like the place, especially the view towards the mountains as it looks like from a fairy tale, the best time to visit is then the mountains are green as a view will be amazing. Previously inside parking was free - last time visited the price was around 2 EUR and TYR was cheaper around 1,5 EUR. Entrance was free of charge into the Abbey before, last visited was around 2 EUR – it relatively small area, but in order to discover horizons and taking several nice pics is worth it. In general, the place is so warm and pleasant. There are several cafes and tiny market with dried and fruits and local staff. There is kind of a flea shop across the street, previously was a possibility to find “medieval” stuff there. There is nice, at least concerning the view towards the Kyrenia and North coast of Cyprus, restaurant next door located in the castle. Excellent to seat inside when it’s cold outside with the real feel of the medieval age: decorations, table and atmosphere reminded me of the medieval theme movies. Food was more or less standard towards the whole North, and as far as I remember wasn’t anything special in the menu.
Paul Bevan | May 30, 2018
Impressive views out to the coast and Kyrenia. Lovely village with narrow streets. The old abbey has enough to let the imagination run. Well worth a visit.
Stephanie Bottin | Jun 1, 2018
Interesting historical Abbey in part restored and used for musical evenings of all sorts
Ozgur Goksel | Jun 6, 2018
Its one of the most visited sites of Kyrenia by the tourists. Magnificent views of Kyrenia and the north coast from the monastery, really nice place to visit with plenty of history, there are some restaurants and souvenir shops nearby.You can also have a litle tour of Bellapais town and wonder in the small streets..
Pete Reid | May 2, 2018
magnificence views from the monastery, really nice place to visit with plenty of history, plenty of restaurants near by also.
Stuart Gates | Jul 23, 2018
Really nice place to visit, the views are great and steeped in history.
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