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Bayraktar Mosque
Bayraktar Mosque

Located next to OCHI Market, this Ottoman mosque is built on the western end of Constanza Bastion, in honour of the flag carrier who first climbed on to the walls of Lefkosia (Nicosia) during the siege of the city by the Ottoman troops in 1570.

Its name derives from the Turkish word ‘bayrak’, meaning ‘flag’ or ‘military trophy’, with the flag carrier’s grave built on the spot later in 1764. The mosque itself dates back to 1820, and was restored and opened for worship in late 2003.

Region: Lefkosia
Address: Constantinou Paleologou (next to OCHI Market)
GPS coordinates: Lat: 35.169118 Lon: 33.365441
Operating Period: Only during important Muslim religious holidays.  
Entrance Fee: Free
  Opening and closing times as well as entrance fees, are subject to alterations without notice. Visitors are advised to check before visiting.