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Address: Sheshi Skenderbej, Tirana, Albania
Phone Number: (+355-4) 22 37 01

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Oldest and still active mosque in Tirana

Typical Ottoman mosque arthitecture with nice old drawings outside nice also inside. It is still active.

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 21, 2015
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Ankara, Turkey
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Ankara, Turkey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

Typical Ottoman mosque arthitecture with nice old drawings outside nice also inside. It is still active.

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Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

One of the best things to do in Albania. The mosque is so beautiful and the painting around all walls of mosque will amaze you and put in different world. The minarah is elegant and generally the structure of mosque is great.

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Port Charlotte, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

This mosque is just off of Skanderbeg Square. Scarves are provided for women. Upon entering you are amazed by the intricate painted designs on the walls and the detailed woodwork. Make sure you go up the narrow staircase to the "women's only" area for the best views. Beware that the doorman would like a donation upon leaving!

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Marshfield, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015

Not redone: original plant-based paintings holding up. Give a tip to the kind gentleman helping with your shoes.

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Nelson, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

There are many larger mosques in Turkey and the Balkans, but this one is unique due to its exceptional and unusual frescos. Local attendees are friendly and welcoming, but please treat it as the place of worship that it is. Well worth a visit.

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Tirana, Albania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

Construction was started in 1789 by Molla Bey and it was finished in 1823 by his son Haxhi Ethem Bey, great-grandson of Sulejman Pasha. Closed under communist rule, the mosque reopened as a house of worship in 1991, without permission from the authorities. 10,000 courageous people dared to attend and remarkably the police did not interfere. The event was a... More 

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Out Islands
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015

Worth a visit, for a short 20 minutes at most, worth to look and to enjoy the setting and the deco inside. this is a key place in the town and the mosque survived communism as a secular building. different to Hagia Sophia etc.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015

This mosque is still an active worship ground so while visiting you have to be really cautious about what you are wearing and how you behave at the place. The peculiarity of the motifs around this place is that these motifs are quite rare to the usual Islamic architectural detailing and it maybe that is why even if following the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

This is a very small mosque still ‘used’ by locals. The door were closed but very friendly locals knocked vigorously and helped me to get inside. The mosque is as interesting from the inside as from the outside. If you are a women you need to wear a scarf and they will lead you by narrow steps to the balcony... More 

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Reigate, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

A very beautiful mosque. I has painted walls rather than tiles and women can go upstairs although it is a trip climb up a narrow staircase. It is not always open and sometimes you take pictures but always.

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