Within the scope of the activities of the Ministry of Tourism and Environment for the revitalization of the Famagusta Walled City in terms of tourism, a visual feast of a Cyprus culture performed at the Buğday Mosque every day of the week.
In the event where the locals and students pay great attention together with the tourists visiting Famagusta, the dance performances of the Byzantine, Lusignan, Venetian and Ottoman periods are held.
Some of the historical places in Cyprus are included in the activities of the Buğday Mosque.
Tourism and Environment Minister Fikri Ataoğlu attended to the event that is greatly contributed to the tourism in the country, general and to the Famagusta’s tourism in particular.
Ataoğlu: Our efforts for Famagusta continues rapidly
Minister of Tourism and Environment Fikri Ataoğlu said that they are continuing their work on the revival of Famagusta Walled city.
Emphasizing that they had accelerated their efforts to give a permanent museum to Famagusta, Ataoğlu stated that Gazi Primary School will be transferred to Canbulat Primary School and Gazi Primary School will be turned into an indoor and open-air museum. Fikri Ataoğlu added that in a short time, the interior design of the “House with the Fireplace” will be completed.
Daily 15 tourist coach arrives in Famagusta and stays there for 2 and a half hours. Considering the tourists crossing from the Greek part, Ataoğlu stated that there is a significant mobility in the city and within this context they support the activities held at the Buğday Mosque as a ministry.
Camgöz: History of Cyprus with visual feasts
Talking to our newspaper, North Cyprus UK, Happy Mouflon Travel General Manager Faiz Camgöz said that his aims were to show tourists the Cypriot Culture through demonstrations.
Faiz Camgöz, said that the history of the Cypriot Culture is narrated with visual demonstrations and its available at the Sinan Pasha Mosque, publicly known as the Buğday Mosque.
In the context of the event, Camgöz told the significant names of the history of the Cyprus such as the Lusignan King Guide Lusignan, the Venetian Queen Caterina Cornaro, the Ottoman period II Selim Khan, and the Venetian Castle Commander Baragadino are introduced and all the historical buildings in Cyprus are symbolised in the show. Within the scope of the activities Byzantine, Lusignan, Venetian and Ottoman periods are covered;Faiz Camgöz said that the show takes total of 10 minutes, 2 minutes spared for each of these periods with their original clothing and dances.
“Let the history of Cyprus live visually “
Camgöz stated that participation in events is free of charge to the locals and students. Faiz Camgöz explained their purpose is to have the attention of the tourists who are visiting Famagusta to the inner parts of the old city, so they can get to know Famagusta to better. The events take place on Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday, when the tourists are denser but Faiz Camgöz told that the events would spread every day of the week in the coming days. Camgöz invited people to the visual feast they perform in Buğday Mosque and added, “They should live the history of Cyprus visually. They will be affected much more visually by seeing our history visually”.