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It is not a mosque. It was originally was a church but converted to a mosque by ottomans just adding a minaret. Northern Cyprus government still let people use it as a mosque which is a shame. Gorgeous architecture.
Originally built as a Catholic cathedral it stood for 243 years before being converted into a mosque in 1571. We put our heads inside, removed our shoes and had a quick look around. There was a young chap there at the desk who was not...More
This C14th cathedral is said to have been modelled on the Cathedral at Reims in France. Although the towers on the West facade were destroyed during the siege of 1570-1, what remains of the west facade is architecturally very impressive. As with almost all churches...More