Hamam Omerye Baths, also known as Omeriye Hamam, is a historic Turkish bath located in Nicosia, the capital city of Cyprus. This well-preserved historical site originated in the 14th century when it was built as a church dedicated to Saint Mary. Following the Ottoman conquest of Nicosia in 1571, the church was converted into a hammam, a traditional Turkish bathhouse.
Hamam Omerye is named in honour of the Ottoman commander, Lala Mustafa Pasha, who allowed the church's conversion into a hamam as a tribute to the Caliph Omar (Omerye is derived from Omar). The bathhouse is known for its architectural features, which reflect a blend of Byzantine and Ottoman styles, showcasing the region's rich and diverse history.
Today, Hamam Omerye Baths is a popular tourist attraction in Nicosia and has been carefully restored to offer visitors a glimpse into the history and culture of the region. In addition to its historical significance, the bathhouse also functions as a modern spa, offering guests a range of wellness and relaxation services inspired by traditional Turkish bath rituals. The restoration of the Hamam Omerye Baths was recognised with the Europa Nostra award in 2006 for its successful conservation of cultural heritage.