Trip Planner:   Europe  /  Cyprus  /  Nicosia District  /  Nicosia  /  Sightseeing  /  Selimiye Mosque

Selimiye Mosque, Nicosia

(4.2/5 based on 360+ reviews on the web)
Selimiye Mosque is located in Nicosia. Plan your visit to Selimiye Mosque and a wealth of other attractions, well-known and undiscovered, using our Nicosia vacation builder.
Create a full Nicosia itinerary
map

Plan your trip to Nicosia

  • Get a personalized plan

    A complete day-by-day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it

    Refine your plan. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it

    Choose from the best hotels
    and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it

    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.

Plans in Nicosia by other users

1 day in Nicosia BY A USER FROM CYPRUS March, popular PREFERENCES: March ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 8 days in Cyprus BY A USER FROM MALTA August, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, popular PREFERENCES: August, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 14 days in Cyprus BY A USER FROM ISRAEL April, popular PREFERENCES: April ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 16 days in Cyprus BY A USER FROM SINGAPORE May, culture, outdoors, historic sites, shopping, hidden gems PREFERENCES: May, culture, outdoors, historic sites, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium 5 days in Limassol, Nicosia & Paphos District BY A USER FROM MALTA April, culture, outdoors, historic sites, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: April, culture, outdoors, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 5 days in Nicosia BY A USER FROM LEBANON March, culture, outdoors, beaches, historic sites, popular PREFERENCES: March, culture, outdoors, beaches, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 4 days in Nicosia BY A USER FROM LEBANON March, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, popular PREFERENCES: March, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 3 days in Nicosia BY A USER FROM CYPRUS May, popular PREFERENCES: May ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 1 day in Nicosia BY A USER FROM CYPRUS March, popular PREFERENCES: March ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 1 day in Nicosia BY A USER FROM CYPRUS March, popular PREFERENCES: March ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 8 days in Cyprus BY A USER FROM EGYPT April, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, shopping, popular PREFERENCES: April, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 7 days in Cyprus BY A USER FROM POLAND April, culture, beaches, historic sites, museums, popular PREFERENCES: April, culture, beaches, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium
View more plans
Reviews
TripAdvisor
  • Nicosia-the heart of the historical part of Cyprus. If time allows, you pull yourself away for a couple of hours from the resort, and a trip to the capital, you won't regret it. (Buses from Limassol, Larnaca, Paphos travel to Nicosia, in fact, hourly). Saint Sophia Cathedral-built in the 13rd century as Roman Catholic Church (in the year 1571, rebuilt in the main mosque of the island-Selimiye) impresses with its scale and architectural component. Inside I'm not logged in, since it is not a tourist destination, but more than confident that there is something to look at. After all, it's not every day that a Roman Catholic Cathedral rebuilt in mosque. To get into a "Cathedral mosque"/you'll have to go (if you go with the Greek side) double passport control (the Cathedral is located on the Turkish occupied territory, so-called, Northern Cyprus).
    View original
  • Located in the Turkish part of Nicosia this church/Mosque is a mix of different architectural styles and religions. Very huge building in the middle of the city and easily within walking distance. Should you have seen.
    View original
  • Not much to see on the inside. It should be returned as a cathedral. The prayer orientation for a mosque is wrong and the basic fit out ruins the original and historical value of the monument.  more »
Google
  • Beautiful old cathedral that now is a mosque. Very much worth a visit, but sadly there was no information signs or material (as far as I could see) which limits the experience a bit.
  • If it wasn't for the two minaret towers, you'd think you are about to enter a European cathedral. Yet there are clear indications of the true nature of this building: you must take your shoes off before entering, ladies must wear a head scarf etc. The building is beautiful both outside and inside, and a visit is highly recommended.
  • A nice, quiet place. Not as beautiful as some other mosques I've seen, such as in Istanbul, but nice, super tall white vaulted ceilings. Not bad.
  • Verg weird. A gothic church and a mosque at the same time
  • Well preserved amazing cathedral. Definitely worth to visit.