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The mosque of Pasha Qasim: photos, description (Mosque of Pasha Qasim)

The mosque of Pasha Qasim is one of the symbols of pécs. It is located in the city centre on the highest point of the city's Central square - the széchenyi square. In our day, she functions as the Roman Catholic Church. Building, square in cross-section, a width of a hundred steps, was built by Pasha Qasim the Victorious between 1543 and 1546 years. In 1660-ies of Evliya Celebi, the famous Turkish traveller wrote of the greatness of this building.

The minaret of the mosque was demolished by the Jesuits in 1766. A number of changes in the architecture of the building was made during the 18th to 20th centuries. As a result, the original architecture of the square leaving only the octagonal facade, covered with a dome. The interior of the Church is of interest with frescoes and quotations from the Koran. Today, the Mosque of Pasha Kassim - one of the largest buildings of the time of Turkish occupation in Hungary