The Sinan Pasha Mosque

The Sinan Pasha Mosque

Sinan Pasha's mosque was built in 1473 exactly 540 years ago. It is located near the Old Bridge in the neighborhood that was once called Sinan Pasha on Mejdan. The Sinan Pasha Mosque is a cultural and historical treasure and testifies to the presence of Muslims and Islam in Mostar. Since it is the oldest mosque in this city, it is said to be the birth certificate of the city of Mostar. It was built during the Ottoman Empire in our area. It is a very demanding facility with a view of the construction profession and the necessary funds for its renovation. The most spacious mosque in Mostar, measuring 13.5 × 18.5 meters. Extremely valuable monument of Islamic architecture built of hewn stone with a roof of four waters covered with a stone slab.

It has existed for 5 and a half centuries, and has been rebuilt several times, the last time in 1906. It was demolished in 1949 and it was believed that its demolition was carried out on purpose because the authorities in that area wanted to build a tennis court. In 2009, archeological excavations found its foundations and a renovation project was made, and the construction works began with the ceremonial laying of the foundation stone on February 6, 2014. 450,000 KM was set aside for its reconstruction by the Majlis of the Islamic Community in Mostar. The renovation of the Atik or Sinan Pasha mosque was completed in 2018. The slender carved minaret attracts the eye and admiration with its beauty.

Author of the aricle

Amila Hasečić - contact: [email protected]

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