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Nicosia Cyprus

Cyprus Nicosia

Cyprus Nicosia

The Omeriye Mosque located in the walled city of Nicosia. The mosque was first church of the Order of Augustinian dedicated to the Virgin Mary, which had a height of 15 feet, making it the most magnificent building of medieval Nicosia after the Hagia Sophia. The roof and the building up to the height of the windows, destroyed by the Ottomans during the conquest of Nicosia in 1570. After the fall of the city, the Ottomans rebuilt the walls, put a wooden roof, plastering the interior and added a minaret. The Mustapha Pasha converted the building into a mosque in 1571. The name of the mosque associated with Galif Omer 7th century, according to legend, visited Nicosia way to Egypt and spent the night on the terrace of the ruined church.



The largest archaeological museum in Cyprus with original works from the Neolithic to the Early Byzantine era. Located in Nicosia and is the main Archaeological Museum of Cyprus, which outlines the long history of the island's culture from prehistoric times to the early Christian period

The Venetian walls which surround the old city of Nicosia, a perimeter 4.5 km and eleven heart shaped bastions. Built by Giulio Savorniano and are standard Renaissance fortification. There were only three gates from the gate are of Paphos, Kyrenia Gate today in the occupied part of Nicosia. The eastern gate, the Porta Giuliana, the name of the architect, known in modern times as the Famagusta Gate, has been restored and serves as the Cultural Center of the City of Nicosia. It consists of a large vaulted passage and two side rooms. The inner entrance is very impressive, while the external opening into the pit surrounding the walls.

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