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Lala Mustafa Pasha Mosque

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Address: Mahmut Celalettin Sokak, Famagusta, Cyprus
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The cathedral was converted into a mosque by Lala Mustafa Pasha during the ottoman period. The structure is impressive and worth visiting while there. Must visit the interior... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Feza K
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Ankara, Turkey

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Ankara, Turkey
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The cathedral was converted into a mosque by Lala Mustafa Pasha during the ottoman period. The structure is impressive and worth visiting while there. Must visit the interior. There are lots of pubs, bars and restaurants around as located in the center of the old town.

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Thank Feza K
Wakefield, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Splendid building, plenty of photo opportunities, we did not go inside but gazed at it for a considerable length of time from the outside, lots of patterns and structures to find. A turkish street band was playing opposite, with turkish bagpipes, which gave the area a really nice bohemian feel. Enjoyed the visit. Would recommend a viewing if you are... More 

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Thank Rymer2014
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

If you like history and old buildings this is a must. You have to take your shoes off when entering and put on flip flop that are supplied, this put me off due to hygiene.

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Thank Tina L
Durham, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

The architecture was hardly changed. Visitors were welcomed. It was nice to see people coming in to pray after they'd missed the noon call to prayer

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Cardiff, Wales
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 316 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Once known as St Nicolas' cathedral, the La La Mustafa Pasha mosque impresses for the simplicity of its prayerful interior, reoriented from its original east west axis, towards Mecca, so the huge prayer mat dominates. Much of the former Christian iconography, stained glass windows, and other trappings were removed to satisfy Islamic traditions, although the glorious Gothic architecture is still... More 

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Mold, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Visited Lala Mustafa Pasha Mosque while visiting Famagusta. What started out as a Gothic church has now become a mosque and it's interesting to see how the building has been adapted. Like almost all mosques it is carpeted throughout and visitors must remove shoes before entering. You also need to be appropriately dressed too, no shorts or sleeveless tops and... More 

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Thank Kevin H
Southport, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Amazing place to view and to understand the contrast in this amazing building. From once being a gothic church it is now a Mosque and the change from the exterior to interior shows the contrast. Well worth a visit

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Thank Blueannie59
Durham, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Wonderful architecture and worth a photograph or two but you have to walk past a number of gift shops and restaurants to get there which is a bit of a tourist trap! Cash point near to the church/mosque and it's free entry to get inside

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Thank seekeroffortune2013
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Reviewed 13 April 2017 via mobile

Gorgeous architecture Worth going inside Beautifully kept Have to take off shoes once inside They have head scarves but no one asked me to cover Bathrooms outside were really clean which usually is a great sign for how much care they take All for free

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Milan, Italy
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Reviewed 26 March 2017

The ancient gothic church is now a mosque. It is very interesting to notice the contrast between the gothic architecture and how it has been adapted to the new use of the building. Worth a visit inside!

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