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Press and Information Office, Republic of Cyprus: Walled City of Nicosia, Orthodox Cathedral of Panagia Hodegetria (Bedestan) (24B-0008-0016)

The Orthodox Cathedral of Panagia Hodegetria was built in the fourteenth century over an early Christian basilica and was expanded in the 15th and 16th centuries. During the Ottoman dominion, it was used as a bedestan (covered market).