Sinan Pasa Mosque, Famagusta

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  • She is not as popular as the st nicolas Church but worth a visit and not very far from the other monuments
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  • In the center of the city, Lala Mustafa Pasha Camisinden then this place is one of the important Gothic building located within the city walls. Foreign tourists is one of the stops in this structure the structure of the mosque later on.
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  • Very well preserved Orthodox Cathedral in the center of the city. My thought are that this structure with its gothic arches and beautiful design should have been restored and kept as a Church. MUST se...  more »
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  • Interesting trip to Famagusta and experience the sense of history in this glorious ancient merchant town with the port, walls, Venetian castle ruins and the cathedrals.
  • nice old church
  • As you head from the Land gate towards the Venetian Palace, you suddenly come across the magnificent flying buttresses of the Sinan Pasha Mosque. It was built around 1360, supposedly with a third of the profits of a single trading venture of one of Famagusta's wealthiest businessmen, Simon Nostrano. it is one of the largest of the Gothic cathedrals in Famagusta, and is similar in design to St George of the Greeks, which was built around the same time. Because of its massive height, the church walls had to be supported by flying buttresses, but perhaps shallow foundations, perhaps earthquakes meant that a further row of buttresses had to be constructed on the southern side in the 16th century, giving the church a unique appearance. Even now, if you look along the line of the wall, you can see it bowing outwards. During the British time, the mosque was used as a potato and grain store, leading to it being known locally as the "wheat mosque" (Bugday Cami). It was further used as a store for redundant council equipment. In 1934 it was a petrol store. By 1964 it had been converted into Famagusta's town hall and library. Records from 1968 has it as a cafe, bar and dance hall. It is currently closed pending renovation.
  • You won't manage to get in, but from the outside you can still surround it and enjoy the view
  • The building is closed but the outside is nice to see.
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