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Reviewed 2 days ago

We have visited a lot of Mosque earlier and we entered to see the transformation of a christchen church to a mosque. Of course this is not the first one we saw, but maybe the most recent. It is interesting.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Attilaahun
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The place used to be St Sophia's cathedral and now is a big mosque. You have to remove your shoes and women need to be covered. It is interesting to see.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank ElenaP2205
Reviewed February 10, 2019

Beautiful mosque! It was very interesting to walk around and explore the mosque and the grounds. Great cultural experience

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed February 6, 2019

Selimiye Mosque was a bizantine church and now is the bigest mosque in Nicosia, is very near from the crosing point and nearest to do Old Bazar(Market) which you must to visit if you are in Nord of Cyprus.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Racolta R
Reviewed February 2, 2019

A place for tourists is what this mosque isn't. Its austerity compared to other mosques that draw crowds of tourists is what makes it precious.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Kashaya_B
Reviewed January 22, 2019 via mobile

An interesting Mosque that started as a Catholic Church, before it was rebuilded into a Mosque. This can be seen on the inside where everything is angled towards Mecca. This creates some unusual architectural interior, because it was designed for this in the beginning. Would...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Anders K
Reviewed January 15, 2019

A nice to see transformation where architecture elements will tell you a lot about its history. Othman era

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Amgad K
Reviewed January 13, 2019

very interesting to see this gothic style facade with detailed carvins and a Roman Church design in a building that is now a mosque with minarets.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank gringobilingual
Reviewed January 4, 2019 via mobile

Visited this mosque in January. Pretty red floors with High ceilings and arches. One colourful window holds attention.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Halilee
Reviewed January 2, 2019

The mosque is something like the Ayia Sophia mosque in Istanbul but on a smaller scale. It used to be a church and was converted to a mosque centuries ago. Visitors are allowed to enter the mosque outside of prayers time. Entrance is free.

Date of experience: December 2018
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Response from Casalccrn | Reviewed this property |
Very close and plenty places to eat local food
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Response from Deniz C | Reviewed this property |
Hi Kate, when I was in North Cyprus few months ago I have not encountered any problems with opening and closing hours of main tourist attractions. Universal rules apply.