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Lala Mustafa Pasha Mosque

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Address: Mahmut Celalettin Sokak, Famagusta, Cyprus
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Church and mosque

Gorgeous architecture Worth going inside Beautifully kept Have to take off shoes once inside They have head scarves but no one asked me to cover Bathrooms outside were really... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Rachna K
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Gorgeous architecture Worth going inside Beautifully kept Have to take off shoes once inside They have head scarves but no one asked me to cover Bathrooms outside were really clean which usually is a great sign for how much care they take All for free

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Thank Rachna K
Milan, Italy
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The ancient gothic church is now a mosque. It is very interesting to notice the contrast between the gothic architecture and how it has been adapted to the new use of the building. Worth a visit inside!

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Thank Viaher-G
Amman, Jordan
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This open mosque was a former Gothic Cathedral and the architecture (outside) is tremendous. Obviously the minaret was added later. Inside it is more spartan, as mosques tend to avoid ostentation. Free, but take off your shoes first!

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Thank Nicole B
Leicester, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Set in the heart of old Famagusta, this cathedral towers over the old town. Dating back 700 years to the time of the Lionheart, it is simply a masterpiece

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 17 March 2017

The outside continues to look like a Christian Cathedral (apart from the minaret) but the quiet simplicity of the mosque was quite surprising. This is shaped by the carpeting of the whole area where tourists are prevented from going

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Thank MalcolmNG
Alberta, Canada
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Reviewed 6 March 2017

It is quite weird to be in a Christian church which has been a mosque for some 500 years. Of course, the Ottomans did this to many churches in the lands they conquered, and ruled with a sometimes benign, sometimes not so benign rule.

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Farnham, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 24 February 2017

Firstly as a female concern was of of covering up, this is not necessary but scarfs are available if you wish. Obs removal of shoes is necesssary. Architecture is lovely inside and out. Had a tour guide, which helped with understanding some of the more intricate history and facts.

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 23 February 2017

In the UK, we're used to churches getting a second use (bars, restaurants, accommodation etc), but seldom to be used for a different religion! To hear the call to prayer coming from what looks like a church is simply odd and quite frankly a little overwhelming given the difficulties Islam is having at the moment. Don't forget to take your... More 

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Thank Bryan M
Kaštela
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Reviewed 16 February 2017

Former St Nicholas cathedral reminds us on time when french family of Lusignians ruled over the island. Of course, they brought their own architectural style of french gothic. Very interesting place to understand history layers of Cyprus! View on a church is very impressive especially from the city walls. Highly reccomend!

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kyrenia
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Reviewed 15 February 2017

One of the important place to visit in Famagusta/Cyprus. If you are in North Cyprus we recommend you to visit Lala Mustapha Pasha Mosque

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