The Lapidary Museum

This structure dating from the second half of the 15th century, reflects Italian influences. It is thought that at the time of its construction, it was used as a place for hosting pilgrims and travellers in the courtyard of St. Sophia Cathedral (Selimiye Mosque). During the British period, the building was converted into a lapidary museum, and now exhibits various stone works and architectural elements gathered from structures of the medieval period from the different parts of Nicosia. The Gothic windows which open on to the courtyard of the building were brought here from the Old Lusignan Palace in Sarayönü which was demolished by the British. After remodeling works, the museum was reopened on 23 June 2003.
Address: 2/A, Zühtüzade Street, Haydarpaşa Neighborhood
Telephone: 228 43 49

Entrance Fees: Foreign: 5.00TL, Domestic: 2.00TL, Student/Soldier: 2.00TL
Opening and Closing hours

  • 08:00 - 15:30
  • 08:00 - 13:00
    14:00 - 17:00

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