Iplik Pazari (Iplik Bazaar Mosque), Nicosia

Iplik Pazari (Iplik Bazaar Mosque), Nicosia

Named for a cotton market that once occupied the neighborhood, the Iplik Bazaar Mosque was built near the end of the 18th century to replace the Haci Ahmet Aga Mosque. It was restored in 1826 and once more in 1899. The last restoration was done under the direct supervision of Mehmet Sadik, director of the Evkav Trust for Islamic Estates.

The plastered sandstone style of the mosque is uncomplex and unique, peculiar to Cyprus. It has a boxy rectangular shape. The ornate wooden ceiling is supported by arches and there is a portico on the front side. In the mosque yard there is a stone hexagonal well.

The old minaret is from the Haci Ahmet Aga Mosque. It is short for a minaret and it has a single balcony. The conical stone top is unusual for a minaret. The mosque is located in the merged Iplik Bazaar-Korkut Effendi neighborhood within the old walled city.

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Iplik Pazari (Iplik Bazaar Mosque) on Map

Sight Name: Iplik Pazari (Iplik Bazaar Mosque)
Sight Location: Nicosia, Cyprus (See walking tours in Nicosia)
Sight Type: Religious
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