Mahmandar Mosque

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Mahmandar Mosque
جامع المهمندار
Mahmandar Mosque is located in Aleppo
Mahmandar Mosque
Location within Aleppo
Basic information
Location Syria Al-Farafira district, Aleppo, Syria
Geographic coordinates 36°12′09″N 37°09′38″E / 36.202386°N 37.160530°E / 36.202386; 37.160530Coordinates: 36°12′09″N 37°09′38″E / 36.202386°N 37.160530°E / 36.202386; 37.160530
Affiliation Islam
Region Levant
Status Active
Architectural description
Architectural type Mosque
Architectural style Mamluk and Mongol architecture
Completed 1303
Minaret(s) 1
Materials Stone

Mahmandar Mosque (Arabic: جامع المهمندار‎‎) is one of the oldest mosques in Aleppo, Syria. It is located in the Ancient part of the city, north to the Citadel of Aleppo.


The mosque was built in 1303 by al-Hasan bin Balaban (also known as the son of the mahmandar), one of the high-ranked officers in the city of Aleppo. The word mahmandar itself is derived from the Persian words of mahman meaning the guset and dar meaning the officer. It was built in Mamluk and later in Mongol style. The mosque was severely damaged during the 1822 earthquake.[1]

The mosque was entirely reconstructed in 1946.