Selimiye Mosque (Cathedral of St. Sophia)

Built by the Lusignans between 1208 and 1206, Selimiye is accepted to be the most important example of Gothic architecture in Cyprus. The monumental main door and the carved stone window above it are spectacular works of Gothic art. After the Ottoman conquest of Nicosia in 1570, a minaret was added to the cathedral and thus it was transformed into Hagia Sofia Mosque, witch was renamed in 1954 as Selimiye Mosque.