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fusion prayer place

Awkward to see minartes on a gothic cathedral. Probably a slight rebuke of the cathedral built in... read more

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The Hague, The Netherlands
Nice mosque in Nicosia North

Settled in a former Gothic Church, the Selimiye Mosque is worth the visit. It's very impressive to... read more

Reviewed 30 May 2018
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Great historical building, it was converted from a church to a mosque and when they did so, they destroyed all the Christian statues, the stained glasses etc. It is now rather basic inside and the outside is not that well maintained either.

Thank Antoine M
Reviewed 5 days ago

My partner was groped by the door attendant, who was supposedly "helping" her put on the head scarf. Why it needed to be tucked down inside her top we'll never know. Please don't take his behaviour in silence, shout at him and tell him to...More

Thank Martin C
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

This is a beautiful building and a great place to visit but I would warn any female visiting to be wary of the attendant on the door. I understand having to put on the skirt and headscarf to enter but I did not appreciate being...More

Thank Sara D
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Today when we visited there was a guy in plaid shirt at the door who seemed to had a role to help with the robes for female visitors. While I was looking for the pieces he had already chosen two for my twelve year daughter...More

1  Thank Sandra E
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This Mosque is a nice piece of art from the outside. I like the way it is build. From the inside i miss the admosphare. The bookshelves are empty. No books. No pritty statues or anything. I’d say, stay oudside and enjoy the architecture.

Thank Floris V
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Awkward to see minartes on a gothic cathedral. Probably a slight rebuke of the cathedral built in Mosque of Cordoba.

Thank PieterdeN
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

The fact that this church was desiccated and turned into a mosque means that it shouldn't even be considered for review

Thank Achilleas G
Reviewed 5 June 2018 via mobile

This was a Christian church built in 1200 . It is gothic and beautiful. It became a mosque in 1570. It is beautiful, majestic and Do NOT miss visiting this.

Thank Mespey
Reviewed 30 May 2018

Settled in a former Gothic Church, the Selimiye Mosque is worth the visit. It's very impressive to see how a former orthodox church became a mosque. Enter there with respect (not as a tourist I saw entering during prayer, despite all the messages informing not...More

1  Thank acd007
Reviewed 25 May 2018

This is the former Catholic Cathedral which has been converted to a mosque. As such, entrance is allowed, provided shoes are left at the entrance. The beautiful architecture of the building is maintained but the interior is very austere - it is basically a big,...More

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22 February 2015|
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Response from Deniz C | Reviewed this property |
Hi Kate, when I was in North Cyprus few months ago I have not encountered any problems with opening and closing hours of main tourist attractions. Universal rules apply.