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Fine Gothic ex-church

Turkish and Turkish Cypriot flags flying, and minarets, underline the conversion of this former... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
kattullus
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Stockholm, Sweden
via mobile
Reaaly need a guide or a guide book

This is a beautiful building and interesting inside and out. As a mosque, women are expected to... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
ianatcambridge
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cambridge
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Turkish and Turkish Cypriot flags flying, and minarets, underline the conversion of this former Catholic church. It has an interesting and rather turbulent (i.a. earthquakes...) history.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a beautiful building and interesting inside and out. As a mosque, women are expected to put a headscarf on (available at entrance) and everyone remove their shoes. There is no cost to enter. However as others have stated this is a large almost...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Still looks completely like a church from the outside, worth having a look inside as well. Attached some pictures for reference.

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Reviewed March 14, 2018

with flying buttresses turned into a mosque with two lovely minarets! White washed and very cool inside. Worth a visit for a pic of the exterior!

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Reviewed March 12, 2018

There is a blue line set in the pavement of the Turkish side of Nicosia which will take you on a pleasant and easy going walking tour of all the main sites, including this cathedral turned mosque. Interesting to visit as it offers unusual access...More

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Reviewed February 27, 2018 via mobile

This ex-Catholic cathedral was long ago converted into a mosque, and the locals are very happy to welcome you to have a look around. You leave your shoes outside and there’s a rack of headscarves and modest coverings for visitors showing more flesh than Muslim...More

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Reviewed February 24, 2018 via mobile

gorgeous piece of history, converted cathedral into a mosque. the grounds are beautiful too just to relax in.

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Reviewed February 16, 2018

Basically it's a big empty carpeted space with large columns and chandeliers. You have to remove your shoes and women have to cover their heads with a scarf. These are provided but I preferred to take my own. On the occasion of my visit it...More

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Reviewed February 14, 2018 via mobile

Our first time inside a mosque. Head scarves provided to borrow free of charge. Its a working mosque not a tourist site but we would have got more understanding if there was a bit more information. Ensure you are appropriately dressed.

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Reviewed February 8, 2018 via mobile

A mosque which used to be a church is worth seeing. It is the original building, the inside looks amazing.

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KateToo
February 22, 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.
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