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Bedestan (St. Nicholas Church)


It was built in 14th century A.D., on top of the 6th century A.D. Byzantine remains of Gothic style church under the name St. Nicholas by using cut stone. In the 15th century A.D. Venetian Period, it was used by the Orthodox as Metropolitan Church, Archbishop Cathedral Church and Virgin Mary Church and the Greek College Church. During the Ottoman Period it as used as a market, mainly for textile goods, and for storage. The stonework over the northern door resembles the northern door of St Sophia Cathedral. As a result of this, it is dated to the 14th century A.D. Late Gothic Period in Cyprus. After its restoration by an international team which was completed in 2010, the building was put in use as a cultural and arts center. Address: 66, Kuyumcular Street, Selimiye Neighborhood
Opening and Closing Hours

  • 08:00 - 18:00