North Cyprus
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North Cyprus Historical Places

Nicosia

Turunclu Mosque

On its inscription it is recorded to have been built by the governor of Cyprus, Seyit Mehmet Aga in 1825. It has a wooden ceiling...

The Haydarpasa Mosque The St. Catherine Cathedral

After St. Sophia it is the most notable Lusignan building in Nicosia. Historian Sir Harry Luke describes it as the most elegant and perfect Gothic building in Cyprus...

Bedesten

The building was constructed in the 12th century as a Byzantine church (The St. Nicholas Church). It was later enlarged by some Gothic annexes built by the Lusignans...

The Dervis Pasa Mansion

The owner of this two storey mansion built in the 19th century was Dervish Pasha, the publisher of "Zaman" - the first Turkish newspaper in Cyprus...

Nicosia City-Walls

In 1567, just before the conquest of Cyprus by the Ottomans, the Venetians started to build new walls in place of the old Lusignan walls ringing the city...

The Arap Ahmet Mosque

The most notable of the mosques built by the Turks in nicosia is the Arap Ahmet Mosque. The mosque, like many others, was constructed on the site of an old Latin ...

The Selimiye Mosque (The St. Sophia Cathedral)

The cathedral is noted as being the largest and the finest temple, and the most important Gothic structure in Cyprus. It is said to have been constructed over...

The Gambler's Inn

An Ottoman structure constructed towards the end of the 17th century. The shape and proportion of the ornamented Gothic arch at the entrance are not compatible with the...

Yenicami Mosque

It is among the mosques that have been converted from churches. It is notable for its wide site and porches. The minaret is separate from the main building; there are...

The Great Inn

From a historical and architectural perspective, Buyuk Han is the most noteworthy of the Turkish monuments in nicosia...

Venetian Column & Atatürk Square

The granite column in the Ataturk square was erected by the Venetians in 1550. It used to bear the St. Mark lion. The Ottomans removed the column and left it in...

Iplik Pazari Mosque

The mosque was built in the 19th century. It was named after a cotton market at the same location during the Ottoman period...

The Kyrenia Gate

The kyrenia Gate in the North is one of the three gates on the walls surrounding the old city of nicosia. This gate was one of the most important entry-exit points of...

The Lapidary Museum

The Lapidary Museum to the east of the Selimiye Mosque is a Venetian style building constructed in the 15th century. It houses many works of stone ...

The Mevlevi Tekke Museum

The building to the South of the kyrenia Gate was constructed towards the end of the 16th century by Arap Ahmet Pasha after the conquest of the island by the Ottomans...

The Sarayonu Mosque

It is very centrally placed in nicosia. It was converted into a mosque from a Latin church. As it was in a bad state in the 1890's, it was restored by Ali Pasha in 1902...

The Sultan Mahmut Library

The library was constructed by the Ottoman Sultan Mahmut II in 1829. It is close to the eastern entrance of the Selimiye Mosque. ...

The Grand Bath

Buyuk Hamam was built on the remains of an old Latin church. The bath still functions today. It is evident from its ornamented Gothic style arched doorway and its ...

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