Canbulat Museum

Canbulat Museum in Famagusta is where the tomb of Canbulat lies, who was commandor in the Ottoman siege of Famagusta in the 16th century and an important reason for the successful conquest of the city. The museum also tells the story of the Ottoman conquest along with interesting items from that time period.

The Ottomans were to conquer a bastion where the Ventians had placed sharp blades in the very tunnel where the attack needed to take place. Legend has it that Canbulat sacrificed himself by riding through the tunnel and into a horrible death. This devotion to the Ottoman cause motivated and inspired the continued conquest and led to the Ottoman victory in Famagusta. This is the second most important tomb in Cyprus and a common place of pilgrimage for many Turks.