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The Mevlevi Tekke Museum of Whirling Dervishes

Located within the walled city of Nicosia, the Mevlevi Tekke Museum is marked with 6 golden domes covering a rectangular building. The Mevlevi order belongs to the Afghan poet Mevlana Celaleddin Rumi, born in 1207, whose parents moved to and settled in Anatolia at his early age and became a professor of history, theology and jurisprudence at the age of 24. His teachings focused on the individual soul’s separation from God during worldly existence, and the power of Divine Love

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The Great Inn (Buyuk Han)

 Located in the traditional market centre within the City Walls of Nicosia, the Great Inn (Buyuk Han) is one of the most important architectural works of the Ottoman period. Built to provide accommodation for travellers from Anatolia and other parts of Cyprus the Inn was originally named “Alanyalilar’s Han”. Later on, when the Gamblers’ Inn was built nearby in the 17th century, it began to be called as the Great Inn, due to the comparison between the two.  The Inn

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The British Colonial Law Courts

 The Law Courts building is a historic building in Nicosia, Cyprus, in the central Sarayönü Square. The site of the building was historically occupied by the Lusignan Palace, the former residence of the Frankish kings of Cyprus in the Middle Ages. The British colonial administration saw this building too weak and ruinous and decided to destroy it. They wanted to keep the historical gate of the palace, which was technically impossible and therefore it was moved to the present-day Lapidary

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Kurucesme Projekt

 Kurucesme Projekt is an art gallery located in Kurucesme Sok Nicosia. They host several art events and exhibitions worth seeing. What they say for themselves is: “The Kuru Çeşme Projekt is the house and it is the endeavor. It is the physical structure rooted in the ancient streets of the Yeni Camii neighborhood within the walls of Nicosia. It is the attempt to continue a dialogue of art and of education and of culture between the varying and varied people

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Gamblers’ Inn 

Dating from about 1570 A.D. Gamblers’ Inn is located a little north of the Great Inn, in Nicosia. Inside are several shops and coffee bars, giving the place a nice and pleasant atmosphere and making one of the favourite spots for tourists. There used to be the well known Asmalti kahvehanesi at the entrance to the Inn, the view of which seems to be the most popular subject for visiting artists. This photo shows the interior courtyard and it demonstrates

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Former Bishop’s Palace / Archbishop’s Palace

A religious, national and political monument, the Old Archbishop’s Palace is an 18th century two – storey building in the heart of Nicosia that is closely associated with modern Cypriot history. Next to it is the new Archbishop’s Palace, a two-storey stone building in Neo-Byzantine style housing the offices of the archdiocese and the residence of the archbishop.It was built by Archbishop Makarios III between 1956 and 1960 and its general plans were designed by George Nomikos in Athens, while

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Dervish Pasha Mansion Ethnography Museum

The konak of Ahmed Dervish Pasha, a traditional Nicosia mansion, is on Belig Pasha street in Nicosia. It houses the island’s richest collection of Ottoman artefacts. It is one of the hidden treasures of the city. Ahmed Dervish Pasha was a leading figure of the Turkish Cypriot community and a member of the small assembly that rubber-stamped the decisions of the British colonial administration. His mansion is a fine example of Ottoman domestic architecture. The whitewashed walls, plain yellow stone

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Bedesten Church and Mosque

Located in the Selimiye quarter of North Nicosia, right beside the Selimiye Mosque, Bedesten or Bedestan is a historical building with a long and complicated history going back more than one thousand years. Originally built as a church in about the 6th century, it was turned into a bedesten, a type of covered market, during the Ottoman period. It is today used as a culture centre. Typically quite different from other bedestens in the Ottoman Empire, Bedesten of Nicosia consists

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Arapahmet Mosque

Arab Ahmet Mosque, located in the western Arab Ahmet Quarter of North Nicosia, was built in the late 16th century. It is named after a commander of the 1571 Ottoman army and contains the tombs of some important historical people in its courtyard. A good example of the classical Ottoman architecture, Arap Ahmet Mosque was renovated in 1845. This rectangular mosque is the only mosque in Cyprus to have a typical Turkish dome. A large central dome covers the main body of the mosque and

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Nicosia Tourist Spots

to see all spots on the map, please go to Nicosia Tourist Spots Arapahmet Mosque Bedesten Church and Mosque Dervish Pasha Mansion Ethnography Museum Former Bishop’s Palace / Archbishop’s Palace Gamblers’ Inn  Kurucesme Projekt The British Colonial Law Courts The Great Inn (Buyuk Han) The Mevlevi Tekke Museum of Whirling Dervishes The Museum of Barbarism St. Sophia Cathedral / Selimiye Mosque