• Denomination: Tahtakale Mosque

  • District: Nicosia

  • Town/Village: Nicosia

  • Category: Mosque

  • Religion: Muslim

  • A.Monument: Yes

  • Ref#: 18

Description (Typology, Period, Actual Use)

One large space with wooden roof supported by three parallel arches. The facade has the typical covered porch supported by arches. Windows are arched. Details are supported by a date of construction; 18th Century. Exterior is well preserved. It has a minaret. It is currently used as a mosque. For further infromation visit the link on the web site www.nicosiamasterplan.com


General Conditions

Structure: Very Good

Facade: Very Good

Roof: Very Good

Interior: Very Good

Decoration: Very Good

Mass: Preserved

Humidity: Non Existing


Building Materials

Technical Details/Materials Used

Walls: Stone

Roof: Wooden Beams; Wood & Tiles

Floors: Marble

Doors: Wood

Windows: Wood shutters


Icons: No

Hagiography: No

Michrap: Yes

Small Signs: No

Architect Plans

Architect Plans: No

Cadastral Elements: Not Available

Proposed Protection Measures

The mosque and the nearby school (medrese) has been restored by the Nicosia Master Plan, in collaboration with the Department of Antiquities in 2004,.  The restoration of the mosque has been supported by the Bi-communal Development Programme, funded by USAID and UNDP, implemented through UNOPS. The medrese restoration was funded by the Antiquities.