Nicosia

A photo of interior of Selimiye Mosque in Nicosia; Cyprus

Selimiye Mosque | Nicosia, Cyprus

Selimiye Mosque is one of the most fascinating buildings in Northern Cyprus. It is also the largest building which survived so many centuries in Nicosia. As some sources say: it “may have been the largest church built in the Eastern Mediterranean in the millennium between the rise of Islam and the late Ottoman period”.

Panorama of Nicosia in Cyprus taken from The Shacolas Museum and Observatory.

Panorama | Nicosia, Cyprus

There are not many areas in Nicosia that allowed for a real panoramic capture of the city. Fortunately for us, we managed to find one… The Shacolas Museum and Observatory is located on Ledra Street – exactly in the heart of the Southern part of Nicosia in Cyprus. We had to pay an entrance fee, but the views were so worth it. We were able to see the Capital at an almost 360˚degree angle.

Ledra Street in the Centre of Nicosia, the Capital of Cyprus.

Ledra Street In The Centre Of Nicosia | Cyprus

Ledra Street and Onasagorou Street are the beating hearts of Nicosia – the capital of Cyprus. A typical area filled with visitors ready to enjoy some Meze, during the early hours of the morning provided a very peaceful and serene atmosphere. If you would like to see this area at its quietest along with its dream-like surroundings, be sure to visit around sunrise.