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In the center of town a former mosque turned into a church after the Turks were defeated. I recommend to visit the Jakovali Hassan Mosque nearby, which is in it's original state an still in use with its original minaret.
Nice place. There were few visitors when we arrived on a late Monday morning. We chose the Mosque and Cathedral combined ticket as we were going to visit both anyway.
The tour starts in the crypt. There’s a room where a looping video explains the...More
Mosque of Pasha Gazi Kassim is now just a shell of a mosque that was converted into a church. The Christian images that decorated the interior surprisingly complements the shape of the mosque. While not large, the unique blend of Islamic architecture with Christian interior...More
The exterior is remarkable.
Go inside only if you have look to shelter from rain or have excess time.
The church has a strange architecture due to its origins, but is uninteresting from the point of view of decoration or beauty.
Unlike any other church,...More
The combination of the building having the shape of a Mosque with many oriental ornaments still in place, but being a church is stunning. In addition the huge organ was being played when I was there which gave a magnificent acoustic experience. The painted dome...More
This place is an architectural gem. Beautiful interior design that preserves Ottoman simplicity at its best, but also superb statues of Jesus, the Virgin and various saints. The preservation has been top notch, one can still see a few Allahu Akbar frescoes on the walls....More
With a strong recommendation from the local tourist office, I climbed a slight incline on the wide pedestrian plaza to the imposing domed building. After paying the admission, the self guided tour went through multiple rooms of the crypt, now used for interments. The climb...More