Lala Mustafa Pasha Mosque, Famagusta

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The Lala Mustafa Pasha Mosque (Greek: Τέμενος Λαλά Μουσταφά Πασά Temenos Lalá Moustaphá Pasá, Turkish: Lala Mustafa Paşa Camii), originally known as the Cathedral of Saint Nicholas and later as the Saint Sophia (Ayasofya) Mosque of Mağusa, is the largest medieval building in Famagusta, Cyprus. Built between 1298 and c. 1400, it was consecrated as a Catholic cathedral in 1328. The cathedral was converted into a mosque after the Ottoman Empire captured Famagusta in 1571 and it remains a mosque to this day. From 1954 the building has taken its name from Lala Mustafa Pasha, the Grand Vizier of the Ottoman Empire from Sokolovići in Bosnia, who served Murat III and led Ottoman forces against the Venetians in Cyprus.
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  • This is a prime example of the Christian churches in the North of Cyprus which have been converted into mosques. The conversion has been carried out very sympathetically and a lot of the church...  more »
  • The largest former church in Famagusta, built by the French in flamboyant Gothic style, and weathered to gold by the Eastern sun and winds. The Turks added a sleek minaret, and kept the interior...  more »
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  • Beautiful cathedral turned mosque (after the ottoman conquest ca. 16th C) has the stained glass and other original features. Well worth the visit
  • Gothic cathedral beautiful in its stature. Is now a mosque but the facade is very much the look of a cathedral. Well worth a visit if you are in famagusta old town.

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