Ali Pasha Mosque, Sarajevo
This mosque, built according to the classical Istanbul architectural style, heavily damaged by Serbian forces during the Bosnian War, 1992-1995, is on the list of National Monuments of Bosnia and Herzegovina.
The dome covers the prayer area and three small domes cover the cloister. Because of its noble proportions it stands at the top of the scale of all sub-dome mosques that have been constructed in Bosnia and Herzegovina. In the framework of the complex there is a domed burial site (turbe) with two sarcophagus of Avdo Sumbul and Behdžet Muteveliæ, Gajret activists who died in the dungeons of Arad.
At one of the busiest Sarajevo intersections, on the edges of Old city centre, yet not at Bascarsija there are a green park with trees, cesmas (fountains) and Ali Pasha mosque. It is mosque built in finest Ottoman architecture from years 1560-61 with one large place under dome, with perfect proportions.
Small graveyard (mezarje in Bosnian) exists in front of dzamija, with graves old and new - graveyard itself pre-dating the building and since ever it was burial place of important folk. Mosque has been damaged under the lastest war but has been rebuilt in 2004 to return its previous shine, although damage to its aura has remained and can not be forgotten.
All so contrasty around its gorunds, man comes to mourn by the grave, trees are shaken by light wind and it is near the rain. All fruit trees in flower and life sprouts from buds just opened. Traffic is busy as always, noise comes from engines of the cars and trams from the main road. In the back another fountain where one drink fresh water, and homeless man sleeps on the bench in the mid day just before he will be awaken by drops. Pigeons pick bread and seed pieces from the floor. Back to in front of mosque another man drinks from cesma Idadija from 1874, and then he makes prayer to Allah from the wooden floor next to main door, shoes of course removed.
This place has interesting history, everything changed with arrival of first traffic.
The Ali Pasha's Mosque (Alipasina dzamija) is often seen as one of the most beautiful Bosnian muslim mosques.
It was completed in 1561 after plans of Hadim Ali Pasha. Later, at the end of the 19th century it was completely restored.
The Ali Pasha's Mosque is located in a small green park at the western end of the busy street Marsala Tita.
Ali Pasha's Mosque, Marsala Tita 14, Sarajevo
it is to me the most beatiful mosque in Sarajevo, and one of the most beatiful in Bosnia
this mosque is the symbol of the islamization ofd the local Slavs... who were converted to islam during Ottoman rule (Bosniaks)
islam is the main religion of Bosnia, but less of the half part of the population follow it (46%)
since the other 54% are orthodox, catholics and atheists
This mosque is simply gorgeous. It is said, that it is the most beautiful and harmonious mosque in Sarajevo and I strongly agree. It was built in 1560 after Ottoman Empire's period.
The Ali Pasha Mosque is a beautiful 16th century place of worship that today finds itself in a rather unfortunate location. On the outskirts of the Hapsburg extension of Bascarsija, along Marsala Tito, it is exposed to the fumes, noise and vibrations of one of the busy entrance points into the old city. Nevertheless, the gardens of the Mosque and the surrounding graveyard seem to survive by some sort of divine intervention. It was constructed in 1561 as a sort of self-memorial for the governor of Turkish-occupied Budapest and Bosnia, Hadim Ali Pasha. There are three impressive domes (unfortunately badly damaged during the Serbian bombardment of the Civil War, but since restored) and two mausoleums for Ottoman architects. The fountain and façade feature some fantastic carvings and artisanship, so don’t be satisfied by simply looking at the mosque from afar! It is worthwhile to actually enter the compound (maybe not the mosque itself, unless you are assured that it is not a prayer time), especially because some of the tombstones are quite old and quite interesting.
When we storlling aorund the city we saw a girl in pink cover and praying.It was really nice to see that a women praying at out of the Mosque in Peace.We took some photos of her and grave yard of the Mosque.
This mosque destroyed during the civil war and build up again.Grave yard was amazing.Grave stones from 16th century.Also there is some additions from civil war.
Ali Pasha's Mosque was constructed in Sarajevo during 1560-61 as a vakuf (legacy or perpetual endowment) of Hadim Ali-pasha, the former Ottoman governor of the Budapest administrative district (budimski begler-beg) and the Bosnian district (pašaluk). The mosque was built according to the classical Istanbul architectural style. The dome covers the prayer area and three small domes cover the cloister. Because of its noble proportions it stands at the top of the scale of all sub-dome mosques that have been constructed in Bosnia and Herzegovina. In the framework of the complex there is a domed burial site (turbe) with two sarcophagus of Avdo Sumbul (d.1915) and Behdžet Muteveliæ (d.1915), Gajret activists who died in the dungeons of Arad. The Ali Pasha Mosque was heavily damaged by Serbian forces during the conflict of the early 1990s, especially the dome.The most recent renovation of the mosque occurred in 2004 and in January 2005, the Commission to Preserve National Monuments issued a decision to add the Ali Pasha Mosque to the list of National Monuments of Bosnia and Herzegovina.