A high-end boutique hotel in the heart of Nicosia’s Old Town, Madama Residence is your key to unlocking the secrets of the capital. From here, guests are invited to explore the city’s authentic charm. And uncover a myriad of allure nestled within its cultured streets, sun bleached squares and modern commercial hubs.

Just like the multicultural pool of people who call it home, the old walled city – where Madama Residence is located – is the beating heart of the capital. An intricate warren of winding alleys and hidden corners, lined with evocative colonial-era buildings housing art galleries, museums and cultural centres, as well as world-class bars and restaurants, and exclusive shopping opportunities.

What to See in Nicosia?

The area is also steeped in culture and history. Evident in quintessential charisma of its old stone buildings, and Venetian, Byzantine and Ottoman landmarks. Guests looking to orientate themselves should start at the Ledra Museum Observatory right at the top of the eleven-storey Shacolas Tower on Ledra Street. From up here, visitors can enjoy 360-degree birds-eye views over the whole city below, stretching out for miles in every direction.

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Where to Eat and Drink in Nicosia?

While Madama Residence is a local gastronomy favourite in Nicosia, the capital boasts a plethora of excellent options when it comes to drinking and eating outside the hotel itself. In fact, Nicosia buzzes with vibrant street life culture, and animated conversation hums from outdoor cafés, bars and restaurants all year round. From traditional local fare to contemporary international cuisine, foodies and epicureans will find whatever their tastebuds desire on this vibrant scene.

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What to Buy in Nicosia?

A regional hub of innovation, creativity and commerce, Nicosia is a retail haven, with options to suit discerning shoppers of every taste and style. For traditional souvenirs head to the beguiling, cobbled lanes of Laiki Yitonia just around the corner from Madama Residence. Nearby Ledra Street is the mecca for international fashion labels and latest footwear trends. While the leafy lanes of Chrysaliniotissa host the artisanal boutiques of top local artists and designers.

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