Arab Ahmet Mosque

Local nameArab Ahmet Mosque
LocationKızılbaş, Nicosia, Cyprus

Arab Ahmet Mosque is situated in the western Arab Ahmet Quarter of North Nicosia, Northern Cyprus. It was built in the late 16th century. The Mosque is named after a commander of the 1571 Ottoman army. The mosque is the tombs of some important persons of the past in its garden.It is an example of the classical Ottoman architecture. Due to the extensive renovation required, it was renovated in 1845. It is rectangular and the only mosque in Cyprus to exhibit a typical Turkish dome. A large central dome covers the main body of the mosque and three smaller ones cover its entrance. Four more cover its corners.This mosque consists of a large hemispherical dome carried on the usual Byzantine cruciform plan with pendentives. In front of the mosque is a porch covered with three smaller domes. No moulded or carved details relieve the severe simplicity of this characteristic Turkish monument. The current structure dates from 1845.

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More information and contact

Wikipedia https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arab_Ahmet_Mosque

Address Şehit Salahi Şevket Sokak, Λευκωσία 1150, Cyprus

Coordinates 35°10'37.479" N 33°21'28.816" E

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