Lala Mustafa Pasa Mosque
The building has been a mosque, with a single minaret, for over 400 years, but, the architecture is of a Gothic cathedral. Between 1298 and 1326 the Lusignans built this cathedral, in which their Kings of Jerusalem were crowned until 1372. You can admire the splendid six-light window of the west front. Three richly ornamented portals lead to the impressive interior adorned with the décor of Moslem simplicity. Lala Mustafa was the victorious commander of the Ottoman Turks when they broke into Famagusta in 1571. Surprisingly, the mosque only received its name in 1954, before which it was called the Mosque of Santa Sophia.