• Denomination: Araplar Mosque (Stauros tou Missirikou)

  • District: Nicosia

  • Town/Village: Phaneromeni

  • Category: Mosque

  • Religion: Muslim

  • A.Monument: Yes

  • Ref#: 20

Description (Typology, Period, Actual Use)

Two aisled vaulted gothic chapel with dome, restored during the Venetian period and converted into mosque (Araplar) during the Ottoman Period. Octagonal dome over one bay and vaulted stone roofing over second aisle. There is an addition of minaret and it is used as an occasional exhibit area.

General Conditions

Structure: Good

Facade: Good

Roof: Good

Interior: Very Good

Decoration: Good

Mass: Preserved

Humidity: Existing Mark


Building Materials

Technical Details/Materials Used

Walls: Sand and Cut Stone

Roof: Sand Stone Vaulting

Floors: Lime Stone

Doors: Wood

Windows: Wood


Icons: No

Hagiography: No

Michrap: No

Small Signs: No

Architect Plans

Architect Plans: No

Cadastral Elements: Not Available

Proposed Protection Measures

Monitoring for moisture from rising dampness is required where exterior floor is lower than ground floor.