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Selimiye Mosque

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Special mosque. Worth seeing

We came across it on our way to Sabor restaurant. Its right next to it. The kids were allowed to walk in. They enjoyed it a lot. You can sit outside and hear the prayers via the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 14, 2015
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Jerusalem, Israel

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Jerusalem, Israel
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

We came across it on our way to Sabor restaurant. Its right next to it. The kids were allowed to walk in. They enjoyed it a lot. You can sit outside and hear the prayers via the loudspeakers

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

This mosque used to be a church and in time they have added minarets during the ottoman empire to convert it to a mosque. Great historical place to visit

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Cairo, Egypt
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

Impressive architectural building resembles to famous medieval cathedrals of France.I really enjoyed visiting,once you step in this area you feel like if you are in Turkey even you can buy Turkish goods there.My sons did their prayer in this Mosque , great place to visit , don't miss it .

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Belgrade, Serbia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015

The most imposing building of both parts of Nicosia is this Mosque, originally the St. Sophia Cathedral. It was built in the French Gothic style during the 13th cent. Carved stone arches are greatly preserved at the entrance. Two minarets were built by the Ottomans instead of the belfries. You can freely enter the Mosque (if there is no service),... More 

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Volos, Greece
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015

Located on the Turkish side 5 minute walm from kera street crossing...well worth the visit. Ladies ...check your outfits or take something to cover up with or you will be waiting outside.. located next to the old marketplace lots to buy in here and one of the cheapest coffee shops around

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

visited the Masjid in Ramazan before Asir prayer and listened to the moqreen reciting the holy quraan , it was lovely moment. I prayed there and left after that...

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Bucharest, Romania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

Considering the situation in divided Nicosia, to hear the muezzin calls for prayers it was enlightening and hopeful..

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

The mosque is just around the corner from Büyük Han and absolutely worth a visit. They apparently offer Derwish Spinning performances,but I unfortunately missed it by a few minutes while visiting the interesting venue of Bandabulya Municipal Market.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

Very nice building with a lot of architectural details. Nice for historical researchers and students 👍

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

Formerly the cathedral of Santa Sophia, this great gothic church was turned into a mosque in the 16th century, leading to the removal of the vast majority of Christian features – internally it is now a vast hall and the internal walls have been whitewashed. The glass front visible from inside is good. Externally crosses have been removed although around... More 

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