ARABAHMET MOSQUE

ARABAHMET  MOSQUE

N° 50 d
Town / Village : Nicosia

District : Nicosia

 

DESCRIPTION :

After the conquest, architects were imported from Turkey to supplement local construction in an Ottoman idiom. In particular the domed mosque of the Ottoman Empire was a distinctive architectural type. In Cyprus, there are several examples of the simple classical style, with a single dome above a square structure. The best known is the Arabahmet mosque. There are others of this type, like the Haçi Ömer mosque at Lapithos / Lapta.

Period : It is a 17th century building erected over an earlier Latin church.

 

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It commemorates an Arab officer of that name, killed in the Turkish war of 1570.

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