Juma-Jami Mosque, Yevpatoria

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Juma-Jami Mosque
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Basic information
Location Yevpatoria
Geographic coordinates 45°11′45″N 33°22′38″E / 45.19583°N 33.37722°E / 45.19583; 33.37722Coordinates: 45°11′45″N 33°22′38″E / 45.19583°N 33.37722°E / 45.19583; 33.37722
Affiliation Islam
Rite Sunni
Territory  Crimea
State Disputed between Russia and Ukraine[1]
Status Active
Architectural description
Architect(s) Mimar Sinan
Architectural type Mosque
Architectural style Ottoman architecture
Completed 1564
Direction of façade North
Dome(s) 13
Dome height (outer) 20 meters
Minaret(s) 2
Minaret height 35 meters
Materials Limestone

The Juma-Jami Mosque, (Ukrainian: Мечеть Джума-Джамі, Crimean Tatar: Cuma Cami, Russian: Мечеть Джума-Джами) also known as the Friday Mosque, is located in Yevpatoria, Crimea. Built between 1552 and 1564, and designed by the famous Turkish architect Mimar Sinan.


The Juma-Jami is the largest and most magnificent mosque of Crimea and was founded by Khan Devlet I Giray in 1552. The Khan commissioned Istanbul architect Mimar Sinan (1489–1588) to build the mosque. Sinan was a famous Turkish architect and engineer of the Ottoman period. He designed the Sinan Pasha Mosque and the Şehzade Mosque in Istanbul. Construction of the Juma-Jami Mosque was a long process. At the time, Mimar Sinan was busy with construction of the Süleymaniye Mosque, in Istanbul. Which was also plagued by financial difficulties due to money being spent on the war with Ivan the Terrible.



  1. ^ This place is located on the Crimean Peninsula, most of which is the subject of a territorial dispute between Russia and Ukraine. According to the political division of Russia, there are federal subjects of the Russian Federation (the Republic of Crimea and the federal city of Sevastopol) located on the peninsula. According to the administrative-territorial division of Ukraine, there are the Ukrainian divisions (the Autonomous Republic of Crimea and the city with special status of Sevastopol) located on the peninsula.

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