News By Alexandra Gagan / November 16, 2014 The Othello Tower in Famagusta, a famous tourist attraction of the city, has been closed to the public due to restoration work commencing. A date for completion has not yet been released. However teams of workmen have sealed off the site with a United Nations Development Programme ‘Emergency Measures’ notice informing the public that a date for re-opening will be announced in due course. The Othello Castle was built in the 14th Century to protect the port of Famagusta from enemy attack, it used to be known as the ‘Impenetrable Fortress’. The castle’s name derives from Shakespeare’s famous play Othello, which is set in a harbour town in Cyprus.