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Former Pasha Gazi Kassim Mosque

Former Pasha Gazi Kassim Mosque

The Ottoman Turks ruled Hungary for 150 years, and Pécs was one of their main cities. There are two existing mosques in town; this one, now called the Mosque Church (Dzámi Templom, amazingly close to the Turkish "camii" for mosque), was converted into a church in the early 18th century; the minaret was torn down in 1753 and replaced with a bell tower. The other mosque (a later photograph to be added) retains its minaret. Unfortunately, the church/mosque was closed by the time we arrived. I find it quite interesting that they kept the alem (at the top of the dome) with its crescent in place and merely added a cross.

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