Al-Tawashi Mosque

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Al-Tawashi Mosque
جامع الطواشي
Al-Tawashi Mosque is located in Aleppo
Al-Tawashi Mosque
Location within Aleppo
Basic information
Location Syria Aleppo, Syria
Geographic coordinates 36°11′41″N 37°09′43″E / 36.1946°N 37.1619°E / 36.1946; 37.1619Coordinates: 36°11′41″N 37°09′43″E / 36.1946°N 37.1619°E / 36.1946; 37.1619
Affiliation Islam
Region Levant
Status Active
Architectural description
Architectural type Mosque
Architectural style Mamluk
Completed 1348
Specifications
Dome(s) 1
Minaret(s) 1
Materials Stone

Al-Tawashi Mosque (Arabic: جامع الطواشي‎), is one of the historical mosques in Aleppo, Syria, dating back to the Mamluk period. It is located in al-Qasileh district of the Ancient City of Aleppo, near the Bab al-Nairab. It was built in 1348 by Safi ad-Dine Jawhar al-Allani al-Tawashi. It was renovated and enlarged in 1537 by Saadallah bin Ali bin Osman al-Malati.

The mosque is characterized with its short minaret, the decorated columns, and its main gate topped with traditional oriental muqarnas. [1]


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