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Lala Mustafa Paşa Mosque, North Cyprus | by Nejdet Duzen
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Lala Mustafa Paşa Mosque, North Cyprus

The Lala Mustafa Pasha Mosque originally known as the Saint Nicolas Cathedral and later as the Ayasofya (Saint Sophia) Mosque of Magusa, is the largest medieval building in Famagusta, North Cyprus. Built between 1298 and c.1400 it was consecrated as a Christian cathedral in 1328. The cathedral was converted into a mosque after the Ottoman Empire captured Famagusta in 1571 and remains a mosque to this day.

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Taken on March 25, 2011