Jami Kebir Mosque
Cyprus, Limassol City

Jami Kebir Mosque is a functioning mosque located opposite the city fortress of Limassol, not far from the medieval castle. The mosque is a wonderful example of traditional Islamic architecture of the 16th century. Jami Kebir Mosque is one of the largest mosques in Limassol, it is built of white stone, the architecture is elegantly simple, and the thick walls allow you to keep the room cool on hot days. This ancient mosque was erected on the ruins of a Christian church, the remains of the ruins of which can be seen on the right side. During the strong earthquake in 1491, the Christian Byzantine church was destroyed, and its remains were used by the Turks in the construction of the eastern and southern sides of the mosque in 1540-1583. During the reign of the Turks in 1570-1876, the mosque was open only to Muslims, and in 1894 the building was badly damaged as a result of the flood. In 1906, the architectural appearance was restored and in this form the mosque has survived to the present day. The mosque itself is very beautiful and fits perfectly into the style of the surrounding houses. The local Muslim community is small, few Muslim believers visit the mosque, so there are times when the mosque is closed.

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