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Selimiye Mosque

4.1/5
15 Reviews
Historical SiteHistorical ArchitectureTemple
Closed Open from 9:00am-6:00pm
Recommended Sightseeing Time: 1-3 hours
Address: Nicosia, Cyprus
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What people are saying:

The most important attraction in Nicosia. Slippers enter, and the woman should wrap a prepared scarf around the door. This is a foreign friend who took us there. We took a ride together and spent the day happily.

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  • John V
    John V
    Bromsgrove, United Kingdom
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    Interesting and atmospheric

    This used to be the Roman Catholic cathedral - St Sophia Cathedral. It was converted during the Ottomon takeover to a Mosque but, interestingly, they retained a lot of the christian features, such as...

    Reviewed on /Date(1585468184000+0800)/
  • Severine B
    Severine B
    Bratislava
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    Interesting and strange

    Very strange construction. If you look at tho bottom, you expect to see a common church, but the towers are replaced by minarets. Very strange. If you take off your shoos, you can go inside. If you we...

    Reviewed on /Date(1582045896000+0800)/
  • borisb432
    borisb432
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    Gothic Mosque

    Amazing gothic Cathedral of Saint Sofia turned into a mosque. It is very unususal to see such interior with islamic decorations under gothic roofs. Architectural masterpiece which dominates the city.

    Reviewed on /Date(1581899833000+0800)/
  • Micutzu-103
    Micutzu-103
    Bucharest
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    History

    The mosque is a former christian church transformed by the Turkish but still preserving the architecture. It is big and very beautiful and nicely complete the old Turkish town of Nicosia. It wor...

    Reviewed on /Date(1578683467000+0800)/
  • simone_sdc
    simone_sdc
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    Breathtaking

    The cathedral was built centuries ago, but the architecture is amazing. Even though it was converted into a mosque, it remains breathtaking! Need to remove your shoes to enter but well worth it if you...

    Reviewed on /Date(1578525441000+0800)/

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