St. Nicholas Cathedral—Lala Mustafa Pasha Mosque

Famagusta Cyprus

[Roman Catholic]/Muslim

The Cathedral of St. Nicholas, consecrated in 1328, is the largest medieval building in Cyprus. Patterned after Rheims Cathedral, the French Lusignan Kings of Cyprus came here to be crowned Kings of Jerusalem. In 1571 Ottoman Turks turned the cathedral into a mosque, adding a minaret and removing or plastering over all images of the human form in stone, fresco, or glass.