Gazi Mehmet Pasha's Mosque

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Gazi Mehmet Pasha's Mosque
Mehmed Pasha mosque (Bajrakli).jpg
Basic information
Location Prizren, Kosovo[a]
Affiliation Islam
District Prizren District
Status Preserved
Architectural type Ottoman architecture
Materials Stone

Gazi Mehmet Pasha's Mosque is one of the oldest monuments of Islamic art in Prizren. The inscription above the entrance states it was built in 1561. This mosque has a square base and numerous windows, while the main veneration niche (mihrab) and the pulpit (mimber) are made of marble. A hexagonal mausoleum (madrasa) has been built in the courtyard of the mosque which Mehmet Pasha earmarked as his grave. Building complex that mosque settles in, includes a high school (madrasa), a primary school (maktab), a library and a mausoleum for the founder, a bath of Gazi Mehmet Pasha, which is about 150m away from the mosque. This Mosque, nowadays known as Bajrakli Mosque is behind Albanian League Museum. Together with Albanian League Complex, Bath of Gazi Mehmet Pasha, and old urban houses, Mehmet Pasha Mosque gives you the sense of Ottoman architecture.

Coordinates: 42°12′23″N 20°43′51″E / 42.2063°N 20.7309°E / 42.2063; 20.7309