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Lala Mustafa Pasha Mosque

Mahmut Celalettin Sokak, Famagusta, Cyprus
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Mahmut Celalettin Sokak, Famagusta, Cyprus
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Reviewed 14 December 2017 via mobile

By no means alone in the Middle East as a mosque which began life as a church (think Haghia Sofia in Istanbul or Umayyad in Damascus), Lala Mustafa Pasha still greets you first and most strongly as what it once was, a French gothic cathedral...More

Thank IntrepidTraveller47
Reviewed 27 November 2017 via mobile

Was such a shame to see such a beautiful church disfigured by the Turkish invasion. Not a particularly interesting visit.

Thank Jaseyboy71
Reviewed 24 November 2017

This is a big Mosque in the walled city of Famagusta. Worth a trip inside (shoes off) to have a look at the stained glass windows (from the days when it was originally built as a cathedral) and to appreciate the architecture.

Thank SevenoaksSinjun
Reviewed 23 November 2017

A mosque named in the honor of the conquering Ottoman general Lala Mustafa Pasha. The cathedral is/was impressive and was built by the French Lusignan dynasty (probably why it looks like it should be somewhere in France). After the Turks defeated the Venetians, the Cathedral...More

Thank ogerkan
Reviewed 17 November 2017

It is a large Mosque that used to be a church that can be seen by the different architecture used. Inside is an education into there religion

Thank Will R
Reviewed 14 November 2017

A beautiful cathedral that was once full of artifacts and history, stripped bare to accommodate the muslim faith. An empty shell now devoid of personality, feeling and history reduced to nothing. Everything that was once within has been smashed, broken, burnt or otherwise destroyed. History...More

Thank Bob C
Reviewed 6 November 2017

Vising Famagusta on a day trip our guide recommended we visited the Mosque that was first built as a Cathedral very plain inside you have to remove shoes but visitor are welcome to go inside.

Thank keith c
Reviewed 28 October 2017

I did not find this mosque particularly inspiring. The decor was exceedingly plain and there was a very small area for women worshippers.

Thank Elizabeth B
Reviewed 21 October 2017

It is not common that you will find a Christian Church is now used as a Muslim Mosque The Mosque itself is historic and ancient and it is definitely worth to went inside to see the architecture.

Thank Elshan M
Reviewed 20 October 2017

Mosque of Mağusa, is the largest medieval building in Famagusta, Northern Cyprus. Built between 1298 and c. 1400, it was consecrated as a Roman Catholic cathedral in 1328. The cathedral was converted into a mosque after the Ottoman Empire captured Famagusta in 1571. It is...More

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