Mosques converted from churches / cathedrals / synagogues
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- Acropolis: Parthenon was used as a Christian church from the 6th century, and turned into a mosque between 1456 and 1687. Link
- Caves of Maresha and Bet Guvrin: There is a Crusader church in Bet Guvrin used by the Knights Hospitalers. It was later converted into a mosque
- Cordoba: Was a Visigoth church before being converted to a mosque in 784. Became a Church again in 1236.
- Damascus: In 705 the "Church of St John" was rebuilt as a mosque (immediately after the Muslim conquest in 636 it was shared between Christians and Muslims). Now known as "Umayyad Mosque".
- Hebron/Al-Khalil Old Town: Tomb of the Patriarchs
- Istanbul: "Hagia Sophia" became "Ayasofya Mosque" from 1453 -1935 (Now a museum); "Saint John the Forerunner by-the-Dome" (12th C) became the "Hirami Ahmet Pasha Mosque" in late 16th century
- Kasbah of Algiers: "Ketchaoua Mosque" was re-created in 1962 from "Cathedral of St Philippe" which itself had been created from the Ketchaoua mosque in 1845.
- Medieval Monuments in Kosovo: Our Lady of Ljeviš was converted to a mosque during the Ottoman Empire and then back into an Orthodox Church in the early 20th century.
- Ohrid Region: During the time of Ottoman rule St. Clement's Monastery church at Plaosnik was transformed into the Imater Mosque. The mosque did not survive the end of the Ottoman Empire.
- Old City of Acre: Synagogue
- Paphos: The Great Mosque of Paphos: According to rural accounts, the original building was a church, which was converted to a mosque in 1570 by the Ottoman Governor Mehmet Bey Ebubekir and by the order of Selim Khan, (Selim II).
- Pergamon: There's now a mosque in one of the buildings of the Byzantine Red Basilica (wikitravel)
- Thessalonika: Galerius' Masoleum which was turned into a church (St Gregorios and not Demitrius) and then into a mosque.
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