The Mosque of Pasha Yakovali Hassan

The mosque and minaret, which is still a place of prayer: the best preserved mosque and minaret in Hungary from the 150 years of Turkish occupation (1526-1686).It was built in the 16th century by the Pasha of Pécs from Jakova (now Djakovo). The church is square, its dome is octagonal and its minaret is 23m high.It was converted into a Christian chapel in the early 1700s and underwent several reconstructions in the following centuries. Its restoration as a monument began in 1955, and in 1975 it was opened as a Muslim place of worship, a gift from the Turkish government.Entering the building, one is struck by the mihrab-roofed central wall with its stepped stalactite vault. The walls and the dome are decorated with richly painted floral ornaments and Qur'anic quotations. The white and red stripes of the dome's surrounding decoration are a reconstruction of the surviving original details. Noteworthy are the earthenware jars placed in the dome and in the walls, with their openings facing outwards, which provided good acoustics. These tile openings were originally covered by a thin layer of plaster, which was not plastered back during the restoration for the sake of presentation. The flooring was covered with Meche stones, and the flooring visible today is based on the remains excavated. From May 2010, the mosque will welcome visitors with a renewed exhibition and a restored environment.

Ticket prices:

Full price: 2.000 Ft

Discount ticket: 1.000 Ft

You can reach it by bus from the main railway station by buses 30, 34 and 36, or from the Árkád (shopping centre) by bus number 2. Get off at the Kórház tér stop, the mosque is immediately recognisable.

Parking is possible in the Pátria parking lot (7621 Pécs, Rákóczi út 2.).
Jakováli Hasszán pasa dzsámija
7623 Pécs, Rákóczi út 2.
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Opening time

Monday: Closed
Tuesday: 10:00 - 18:00
Wednesday: 10:00 - 18:00
Thursday: 10:00 - 18:00
Friday: 10:00 - 18:00
Saturday: 10:00 - 18:00
Sunday: 10:00 - 18:00

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