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Selimiye Mosque

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Address: Nicosia, Cyprus (Formerly St Sophia Cathedral)
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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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 22, 2015
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Volos, Greece
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

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 NEW

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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Leigh-on-Sea, England
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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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St. Andrews, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

I was fascinated by this place. At first glance it looks like a Christian cathedral but then the current muslim use becomes obvious. You have to remove shoes and wear appropriate clothing to enter but it is worth it. There was a woman at the door who helped us to cover up. My daughter had to put on trousers and... More 

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Athens, Greece
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

I visited the mosque in the afternoon, outside it looks like a gothic church however inside everything is covered with paint and only the structure may remind of the catholic church style. Nice to see, no worthy the visit inside.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

Mix of cultures. You can see it was a church first but it was stripped of all it's beauty. Now it's a sober mosque. Worth a visit if you're in North Nicosia.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

As others have said, this mosque/former cathedral is well worth a visit. It is an unusual experience, the history of the place is fascinating and the building itself absolutely magnificent. Made all the more so inside by the spartan decor characteristic of its present usage. Also a great way to get out of the heat for a while! Women will... More 

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Address: Nicosia, Cyprus (Formerly St Sophia Cathedral)
Location: Europe  >  Cyprus  >  Nicosia District  >  Nicosia

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