Lala Mustafa Pasha Mosque, Famagusta

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  • Externally, this is an early C14th Gothic cathedral, where the kings of Cyprus were crowned King of Jerusalem. Since the Turkish capture of Famagusta in C16th, they converted the building into a mosqu...  more »
  • Beautiful from the outside. Old Gothic Cathedral now Muslim. Nothing reminds of the most beautifully equipped Church inside. Really disappointing
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  • Originally built as a Gothic church, now used as a mosque. The towers are replaced by minarets. Outdoor still beautiful, within few interesting. The building is a religious monument remained ...
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  • Charming gothic cathedral which was later rebuilt into a mosque. Best views from the outside, but nothing to see inside: empty white walls and carpets. Might be interesting to come in only for prayers.
  • Beautiful well preserved cathedral. It stands out of must of the ruined churches around and abandoned area. Must see if you're in famagusta.
  • The Lala Mustafa Pasha mosque (originally the Cathedral of Saint Nicholas) in Famagusta in Northern Cyprus was converted into a mosque in the 16th century by the Ottomans, like many other churches in the area. Very historic and welcoming.
  • Gorgeous cathedral converted into a mosque, although surprisingly it hasn't fallen down yet! (Not all of it anyway..) would definitely recommend a visit.
  • Geschiedenis. Een Kerk (Christelijk) die veranderde in een Moskee. The Lala Mustafa Pasha Mosque (Turkish: Lala Mustafa Paşa Camii), originally known as the Cathedral of Saint Nicholas and later as the Ayasofya (Saint Sophia) 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 and it remains a mosque to this day. From 1954 the building has taken its name from Lala Mustafa Pasha, the Grand Vizier of the Ottoman Empire from Sokolovići in Bosnia, who served Murat III and led Ottoman forces against the Venetians in Cyprus. Thanks to the source of information: WIKEPEDIA

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Although Famagusta was once a bustling tourist destination, the city enjoys far fewer tourists today. The hotels that remain tend to be orientated towards luxury travel, offering on-site restaurants, swimming pools, and even a private section of beach. Vacation rentals are more plentiful and often a good value, particularly if you're traveling in a large group. However, they are frequently set in residential neighborhoods. To make the most of Famagusta's nightlife, opt for a place within walking distance of Salamis Road.
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