Thursday, July 10, 2008

City Center rehabilitation

The Municipality of Larnaka has ready for implementation starting in the year 2006 an ambitious project for the rehabilitation of 3 traditional city squares, one of them being on the seafront and around the land side of the city’s medieval Fort. The second square is situated around the most glorious Byzantine monument of Cyprus, the Church of Saint Lazarus build on 890 AD on the original tomb of the Saint. This square is about hundred meters from the Fort. Finally the third is part of the nearby city commercial center on Hermes Street.

Besides, there are plans for the rehabilitation of 2-3 minor squares in some other traditional areas of the town as well as the rehabilitation of the sea front road at the extension of the palm trees promenade west of the Fort. The Piale Pashia Street used to be the main sea front site of the town during the 17th and 18th centuries and it is surrounding urban area is full of magic traditional architecture and fantastic traditional food. The above projects will be completed by the year 2008-9