In 1625, Larnaca Fort was built by the Turks and currently holds a small museum with archeological findings from Hala Sultan Tekke and Kition. Larnaca Fort is located near the shore and it allows its visitors to enjoy a superb view of the harbor from its ramparts. It specifically stands on the south end of Phoinikoudes, and was constructed during the reign of James I approximately in the 14th century-it was also reconstructed during the Ottoman rule. Inside the Fort, there is an open area that is sometimes utilized for concerts.
The Pierides Paleontological Museum and Municipal Art Gallery is located right opposite the marina, and the CTO (Cyprus Tourist Information Office) is on the street behind Plateia Vasileos Pavlou. The Fort also served as a prison during the British era and its upper floor has a small medieval museum that exhibits items of its long history. Moreover, its courtyard hosts cultural events specifically during the summer. Even though its original shape is still unknown, it appears to have a square tower. Lastly, the Fort is utilized as the Larnaca Municipal Cultural Center.