Sinan Pasa Mosque
Sinan Pasa Mosque
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FTMDave
Adria, Italy7 486 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2021
This was the first stunning building I came across while wandering into the Old Town - the first of many. Used to be the Church of Saints Peter and Paul before it was converted into a mosque. It was later used as a grain store!
Written 1 August 2021
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kattullus
Stockholm, Sweden1 109 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2018 • Couples
As most church ruins it is evocative and romantic especially during the night under a full moon. Worth admiring.
Written 4 April 2018
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Seymen S
Istanbul, Türkiye320 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2018 • Family
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 see.
Written 1 March 2018
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Kevin S
Pontypridd, UK6 890 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2017 • Couples
unfortunately closed so we didn't see the interior. externally an impressive old building especially the arched supporting buttresses.
Written 17 October 2017
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SlavO_11
Prague, Czech Republic105 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2014 • Couples
Gazimagusa (Famagusta), the second largest city in Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus). In the old „walled city“ We can see and visit a lot of medieval buildings (or their rests) in the old “walled city”, mostly in the gothic or byzantine style, some of them later adapted as mosques (since 1571 was Cyprus under the control of Ottomans) .
One of largest buildings in the city centre and very impressive is The Sinan Pasha Mosque, originally Church of Saints Peter and Paul. It was built around 1360, sponsored by local rich merchant. Very interesting is height of the nave. It influenced construction by unusual 2 rows of buttresses on southern wall (the second. row was supplemented 200 years later). The church was damaged by Ottomans during siege 1670. Ottomans changed church to mosque and added one minaret (later collapsed).
After finishing role of mosque, the building functioned as store, later for municipal use. Currently renovation is running.
Nearby you can see the grave of one Ottoman ambassador, which died in 1732.
Written 22 August 2014
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4seyyah
Istanbul, Türkiye26 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2013 • Family
The photographs published on tripadvisor for this monument are all wrong. This church is the one on the opposite site of the Lala Mustapha Pasha Square and next to the parking area on the north end of the Venetian Palace. In 1571 it was restored and converted into a mosque by the Ottoman Turks and was named after Sinan Pasha. It was being used as a wheat and potato granary during British Period, so it was called Buğday (Wheat) Camii. After the restorations in the mid of 20th century, it was turned to be a cultural center and then to a library. It was used as a mosque again in 90's, during the restorations on Lala Mustapha Pasha Camii. Then it was vacant for a long time until the restorations funded by US Aid several years ago. The building is now under the use of City Council and being used for cultural activities.
This was originally a church built in 1359 with funds donated by a successful merchant called Simon Nostrano during the reign of Lusignan King Pierre I.
Written 26 September 2013
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AJdB_12
Amsterdam, The Netherlands39 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2012 • Friends
Nice city centre in Gothic style. Worth to visit when you are there.
The Mosque (former Cathedral) was not open to public but a highlight of the city centre visit.
When you are in the neighbourhood, worth a visit.
Written 13 November 2012
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Jeremy C
Hinckley, UK1 056 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Couples
An interesting history: originally the Church of St Peter and St Paul built by Simon Nostrano from the proceeds of a single trading trip to Syria in 1358-69, then converted to Sinan Pasa Mosque after 1571. Under British rule it became a grain store an is now used for arts and crafts.
Written 9 November 2023
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Rod F
Royal Wootton Bassett, UK2 053 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2018
This was formerly the Church of St Peter and St Paul. It was built by the merchant Simon Nostrano from the proceeds of a single trading trip to Syria in 1358-69. Converted to a mosque after 1571, under British rule it was used as grain store, hence its Turkish name, the Wheat Mosque (Bugday Camisi). Now used for performance arts and crafts.
Written 27 August 2019
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LENPHOTOGRAPHIC
Tring, UK6 414 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2018 • Couples
Walking around the old town there is so much to see. I stopped by here and again it used to be a cathedral St Peter and St Paul. there are a few tombs as you walk around. I wanted to go in but it was closed.
Written 23 April 2019
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