Nicosia the only divided capital city in the world is also the heartbeat of the island’s commercial and business on both sides as majority of the large and small companies’ headquarters are located in Nicosia. The capital’s history is as chequered as the islands itself and many signs of its history is visible on both sides. The Venetian City walls are still standing proudly surrounding the heart of the city with its unique architecture. The narrow streets with typically Venetian arthromere, and late 19th century yellow stone buildings stand side by side with centuries old magnificent religious and historical monuments.
The border crossing in the heart of the city allows people to explore both sides, visiting some of the most beautiful historical monuments, small artisan shops, cafes and bars, and some of the oldest streets in the capital where traders still carry on with their everyday business as it was 50 years ago and worth visiting.