۲ آبان ۱۳۹۸ |٢٤ صفر ١٤٤١ | Oct 24, 2019
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14 April 2019 - 23:16
Bosnia revives colorful Travnik Mosque

Sulejmanija Travnik Mosque is characterized by its colorful decorations, frescoed façade and Islamic ornaments of Ottoman architecture style.

Hawzah News Agency (Travnik, Bosnia) –  In a nationwide celebration on April 13, Bosnia has opened its historic Sulejmanija Mosque, aka the ‘Ornamented Mosque’, in Travnik city, at the heart of the southeast European Muslim nation.

“In the presence of a large number of Muslim believers and representatives of religious and political life in Bosnia, the colorful restored Sulejmanija Mosque was opened again,” Anadolu Agency (AA)’s correspondent said.

The historic worship house is considered one of the most important landmarks at the ‘City of Veziers’ as it’s nicknamed.

The mosque is characterized by its colorful decorations, frescoed façade and Islamic ornaments of Ottoman architecture style.

Remarkably, Sulejmanija Travnik mosque is the only mosque in Bosnia with its minaret rising from the left side of the building. Its current structure dates back to 1757, although it was largely reconstructed after a major fire in 1815.

The mosque’s colors have since faded but the building remains notable for the bezistan mini bazaar built into the stone arched arcade. In fact, there has been a mosque at Travnik’s center point since the 16th century, much earlier before the current refurbished structure.

 

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