The Dragoman, Hadjigeorgakis Kornesios lived in this beautiful mansion between 1793 and 1808.
He acted as interpreter between the Christians and the Ottoman governor. Evidence suggests that there was another bigger, medieval mansion built before the Dragoman’s house.
Restored by the Department of antiquities it was given the Europa Nostra award in 1988. Located inside the Venetian walls it has unique painted interior decoration and furniture of the period, a garden of lemon and palm trees, a Turkish bath [Hammam] lending it the perfect atmosphere of 18th century Cyprus with a touch of oriental colour.

The mansion now houses the Cyprus Ethnological Museum and is the most significant example of urban architecture of the Turkish occupation period.