Haydarpasha Mosque (St. Catherine’s Church)The most notable Lusignan structure, after St. Sophia, is St. Catherine’s Church, now known as the Haydarpaşa Mosque. It was described by the historian Sir Harry Luke as Cyprus’s most elegant and perfect Gothic building. St. Catherine’s Church was constructed in the 14th century, and turned into a mosque after the island came under Ottoman rule. Particularly noteworthy is the fine stonework in the Gothic Style of the southern door and the relief the of the Lusignan arms over the door. The western door is larger, in the same architectural style. The door frame is decorated with rose and dragon motifs. The northern entrance is more plain, but is decorated with reliefs showing a naked female form holding a fish, and a dragon. The interior of the church has a chancel, a vestry, a treasury and a small font.
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