Mosque of Pasha Gazi Kassim Church of Gyertyaszentelo Boldogasszony

Mosque of Pasha Gazi Kassim Church of Gyertyaszentelo Boldogasszony, Pecs

Mosque of Pasha Gazi Kassim Church of Gyertyaszentelo Boldogasszony

Mosque of Pasha Gazi Kassim Church of Gyertyaszentelo Boldogasszony
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The former Turkish mosque, built in the late 16th century, now serves as a Catholic church featuring a grand cupola, prayer niches and keel-arch windows.
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2019bySO
Budapest, Hungary78 contributions
Mosque or Church
Oct 2020 • Family
You should certainly see this, the change and history inside. The history is right in the center of Pecs.
Written October 25, 2020
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Robert F
Budapest, Hungary138 contributions
A bit dull
Oct 2020 • Family
The building from the outside is very nice but paying to get inside doesn't really get you much. There are not too many things to see and not much information. The crypt may have the names of lots of people and martyrs but there is no information about how or why they became martyrs.
Written October 25, 2020
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Maggie&Vinnie
Freckleton, UK205 contributions
Fantastic place of history
Sep 2020
Very interesting visit to this historic building. Lovely welcome from the staff and a dual ticket to visit the Cathedral. Truly magnificent experience.
Written September 11, 2020
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belgianguy1
Bruges, Belgium10,987 contributions
Historic site
Aug 2020 • Friends
A former mosque, converted into a church now...lots of history here obviously, but a beautiful building on a beautiful square, Pécs at its best!
Written August 15, 2020
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MarriedAnd-Over-50
Mission, Canada1,211 contributions
It looks like a mosque
Sep 2019
It is no longer a mosque but according to the history inside with interactive videos, it was first a Catholic Church, Saint Bartholomew Church, which existed already in the Arpad era, which is from the year 1000, then a second Saint Bartholomew Church was built in the late Gothic style shortly after 1387 during the reign of Sigismund. during excavations in 1939 numerous Roman bricks were found and more than 1750 human burnt bones, they were identified by an archaeologist as a Roman cremation chamber. Current research indicates that the structure used to be a bone house which was burnt down.
The Turkish invasion turned this site into a mosque in the early 1500s.
The second Bartholomew church was built on top of the walls of that bone chamber. It was 47 meters long and 24 meters wide. It had at least 11 altars.
Lots of history in this building...as it is all over Europe...changes, invasions...etc etc...

I find that Hungarians are very restless. Buildings get modified over and over...Lastly we saw a plan to modify downtown with a brook through it. Why? It is FANTASTIC as is. There is a superb tile work on the square floor. So they are going to break all that to place a brook? An unnecessary expense!
Back to the Mosque. The remainder of the Muslim era is present. The Catholic influence also very beautiful. One starts with crypts in the lower level close to the entrance, some as recent as 1980s, a bit of a let down when one pays to see a museum-like building. But overall worth being inside
Written January 5, 2020
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HazeSingapore
Singapore278 contributions
Worth a visit
Dec 2019 • Couples
The exterior of the building is impressive, both during day and night time. For a small fee you can enter the cathedral to fully appreciate its beauty.
Written December 1, 2019
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OZS_ATW
Budapest, Hungary1,717 contributions
Mosque
Sep 2019
You cannot find a mosque in a historical downtown in Europe.
This mosque rules the main square of Pecs very much. Looks nice!
Written November 19, 2019
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JackofPBFL
Palm Bay, FL1,071 contributions
Interesting church that was originally built as a mosque
Oct 2019
We visited this house of worship in the main square of Pecs. It was originally a mosque. When it became a church, the minaret was removed. The inside consists of the area where the mosque was plus a modern extension. The original part of the building still contains some of it's Islamic design merged with the art of a Catholic Church. The result is quite beautiful.
Written October 20, 2019
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attila_andrassy
Budapest, Hungary147 contributions
mixed feelings
Aug 2019
a remain of the Ottoman occupation of Hungary, which lasted for centuries. A former mosque now a church, where they kept the architecture, obviously but also fragments of the original interior, with Arabic writings on the walls and such. In the present day's political atmosphere one can but wonder what happens when civilisations and cultures collide.
Written August 24, 2019
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cricketfanBB
Auckland226 contributions
Interesting art
Jun 2019 • Couples
A good piece of art with Christian and Muslim combined, but to be honest the large mural of ottomans losing the battle outweighs any attempt to pretend that there is something co-faith about this
Written June 23, 2019
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