Selimiye Mosque (St Sophia Cathedral)

Local nameSelimiye Camii (St Sophia Cathedral)
LocationNicosia, Cyprus

Selimiye Mosque, historically known as Cathedral of Saint Sophia or Ayasofya Mosque, is a former Christian cathedral converted into a mosque, located in North Nicosia. It has historically been the main mosque of the city. The Selimiye Mosque is housed in the largest and oldest surviving Gothic church in Cyprus possibly constructed on the site of an earlier Byzantine church.

In total, the mosque has a capacity to hold 2500 worshipers with 1750 m2 available for worship. It is the largest surviving historical building in Nicosia, and according to sources, it "may have been the largest church built in the Eastern Mediterranean in the millennium between the rise of Islam and the late Ottoman period". It was the coronation church of the kings of Cyprus.

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Address Selimiye Sokak, Λευκωσία 1160, Cyprus

Coordinates 35°10'35.425" N 33°21'52.455" E

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