It is stated in an inscription on the wall that this building was built by Simone Nostrano, a Syrian merchant, in 1360. Despite the bombardment in 1571, it survived with its solid structure. It is thought that the northern entrance, which has a unique stone workmanship, was brought from another place. The interior of the building is quite simple, and its ceiling is placed on columns with flat heads. The Ottomans began to use the building as a mosque during their rule on the island. During the British Period, potatoes, grains, etc. It became known as Buğday Mosque because it was used as a warehouse for various purpo
This museum has a small but beautiful collection of Turkish carpets that is worth popping in and having a look at if you're a textiles fan. It's tucked behind the Bedes
The cemetery that has existed in Kyrenia for a long time is known as the Ancient Islamic Cemetery, Baldöken Cemetery or Kyrenia Islamic Cemetery. The cemetery, which was previously called a martyrdom, later became a general cemetery with the burial of those who were not martyrs. The cistern built by Muhassıl Seyyid Emin Efendi in the cemetery was restored by the Greeks in 1
Ağa Cafer Pasha Mosque, located in a stone-paved ramp street leading from Kyrenia Port to today's city center, is one of the two oldest mosques in the city center. Built of cut stone, the mosque has a rectangular plan and a single minaret with a single balcony. Hasan Kavizade Hüseyin Efendi Fountain is located just southeast of the mosque. There are three arches made in relief on the northern façade of the fountain, and the one in the middle has a marble inscription dated 1257 (Hijri) (1841 Gregorian) decorated with an inverted moon, rosette and branch mot
Samanbahçeevleri is of historical importance. With the rapid increase in population in the city in the 19th century, a mass housing project was carried out for those with inadequate financial means. In this respect, it is seen as the first example of social housing in Cyprus. Samanbahçe Houses, a hexagonal planned and dome covered square fountain located in the center of the neighborhood consisting of single type and adjacent houses, once met the water needs of the neighborhood. Samanbahçe, which consists of 72 houses and was restored by the Foundations Administration, UNDP-PFF, with the financial contributions of the European Union between 2003 and 2004, is one of the places that best reflects the culture of Cyp
It is a two-storey building with a rectangular plan, located in the courtyard of the Venetian Palace to the west of Namık Kemal Square. The door of the single cell opens to the courtyard of the Venetian Palace. There is a nave in front of the rectangular planned room on the upper floor. Namık Kemal was exiled to Cyprus on April 9, 1873, after the play "Homeland or Silistre" was performed at the Istanbul Gedik Pasha Theater on April 5, 1873. The poet, who was initially locked in the dungeon on the lower floor, was later taken to the upper floor with the permission of the Governor of Cyprus, Veyis Pasha. On June 3, 1876, he was pardoned by Murat V and returned to Istanbul. The restoration and landscaping works of the "Namık Kemal Prison and Museum" were carried out by the Surveying and Restoration Branch of the Department of Antiquities and Museums in 1993 and opened to visit
Mevlevi Lodge, one of the most important buildings of Cyprus during the Ottoman period, is located just beyond the Kyrenia Gate in Nicosia. Generally, the current lodge was built in the 17th century on land given by a courtier named Emine Sultan. YY. It is claimed that the uninscribed tomb, which was built at their head and next to the north-eastern outer wall of the mausoleum buildings, belongs to Emine Sultan. In the first period of its construction, the lodge included sections such as a semahane, tomb, dervish rooms, kitchen and guest rooms. As of 1873, 36 people, including masnavi khan, sheikh and dervishes, were working in the lodge. The lodge, which lost its function after 1954, is currently used as a museum, where Mevlevi costumes, musical instruments and ethnographic materials are exhibi