Mosque of Pasha Gazi Kasim

Ticket price
1800 Ft-tól
Opening time
From 09:00
Closing time
at 17:00

History

The invaders planned long-term occupation and so they changed the architectural environment. They built mosques for the progress of the soul and baths for the body, while the main street was transformed into a bazaar. The stones of the Gothic Church of Saint Bartholomew that previously stood on the main square were used in 1543 to construct this mosque at the order of Pasha Gazi Kasim. In size it is the greatest reminder of the Turkish Age in Hungary. From the notes of Cselebi Evlia, a famous traveller of the time, we know that its size and looks rivalled the mosque of Sultan Selim in Istambul. Pécs was liberated from Turkish occupation on 14th October, 1686 and the thanksgiving service was held here.

Since 1868 only Christian ceremonies have been held here and to satisfy this demand the interior was re-built: however, the outside looks the same as it did during the Turksih Age. It consists of typical Ottoman architectural elements: hive pattern ogee windows, stalactite pattern vault and a mihrab (prayer niche) facing Mecca. We can find poems from the Koran scattered on the walls while the containers of Holy Water next to the vestries were part of the bath of Pasha Gazi Kasim. Its minaret was hit by lightning in the eighteenth century and was later demolished by the Jesuits. The combination of Muslim crescent moon and Christian cross on its dome is unique. Today it operates as a Catholic church, its organ being made by the Angster Organworks and its wall paintings the work of local painter Ernő Gebauer.





20 Széchenyi square Pécs 7621
Telephone: +36 30 373 8900
+36 72 513 057

Opening hours:

1. May- 31 September
Monday-Friday 9.00-17.00
Saturday: 9.00-17.00 19.30-22.00
Sunday 13.00-17.00

1 October - 30. April
Monday-Saturday 9:00-17:00
Sunday: 13:00-17:00

Adult ticket: 1900 HUF
Reduced entrance fees: 1.000 HUF
Free under 6 years.

Ticket prices for groups:
Full price: 1 500 Ft
Reduced price: 900 Ft

Family ticket: 3500 HUF

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Contact
Name
Gázi Kászim pasa dzsámija
Address
7621 Pécs, Széchenyi tér 20.
Phone number
+36 30 373 8900
+36 72 513 057
Opening time

Monday: 09:00 - 17:00
Tuesday: 09:00 - 17:00
Wednesday: 09:00 - 17:00
Thursday: 09:00 - 17:00
Friday: 09:00 - 17:00
Saturday: 09:00 - 17:00
Sunday: 13:00 - 17:00

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