Sinan Pasa Mosque, Famagusta

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  • August 12, 2017
    An interesting perspective as well as from the outside of the building. Inside you will find a calm, pleasant environment and shadow. Overall very interesting architecture.
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  • May 29, 2017
    Rebuilt medieval church on the krožiacky mosque. Beautiful architecture and environment in which it is set.
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  • May 5, 2017
    Visit this mosque is a must for lovers of old buildings. The former Builder art can be admired here.
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  • March 3, 2017
    As you head from the Land gate towards the Venetian Palace, you suddenly come across the magnificent flying buttresses of the Sinan Pasha Mosque. It was built around 1360, supposedly with a third of the profits of a single trading venture of one of Famagusta's wealthiest businessmen, Simon Nostrano. it is one of the largest of the Gothic cathedrals in Famagusta, and is similar in design to St George of the Greeks, which was built around the same time. Because of its massive height, the church walls had to be supported by flying buttresses, but perhaps shallow foundations, perhaps earthquakes meant that a further row of buttresses had to be constructed on the southern side in the 16th century, giving the church a unique appearance. Even now, if you look along the line of the wall, you can see it bowing outwards. During the British time, the mosque was used as a potato and grain store, leading to it being known locally as the "wheat mosque" (Bugday Cami). It was further used as a store for redundant council equipment. In 1934 it was a petrol store. By 1964 it had been converted into Famagusta's town hall and library. Records from 1968 has it as a cafe, bar and dance hall. It is currently closed pending renovation.
  • May 18, 2017
    The building is closed but the outside is nice to see.
  • April 8, 2017
    very nice design
  • July 22, 2016
    I love places like this!
  • November 18, 2016
    Nice

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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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