Skopje - Islamic Architecture
ABOUT THE TREASURE
Daut Pasha Bath
An impressive monument of Islamic architecture, located in the area of the “Old Bazaar”. It was erected in the second half of the 15th century. The multi domed building functioned as a two separate baths, one for women and one for men. In 1948 the Daut Pasha Bath was restored and adapted into a gallery showroom, and since that year it has been hosting the Art Gallery, one of the oldest art institutions in Macedonia. It is hosting the permanent national display of the Macedonian fine art masterpieces created between the 14th and the 20th century.
Sultan Murat Mosque
The mosque has a dominant place in the old town of Skopje. It was erected in 1436 as one of the first mosques built in Skopje. It is a legacy of Sultan Murat II. The mosque was reconstructed in 1539-42 and in 1711/12 after the fires that destroyed the building. On the south-east part of the yard the crypt of Ali Pasha of Dagestan was built, while the turbe of Bikly Han was constructed in the south of the mosque. A clock tower erected in the 16th century is also a part of the mosque complex.
Mustafa pasha mosque
A remarkable building erected in the Early Constantinople style in 1492.Its founder, Mustafa pasha, was buried in the turbe (tomb), built in the courtyard of the mosque, in 1519. The large cupola of the mosque is laying upon octagonal tambour. On the pendentives of the east side are found the earliest examples of wall painting in the Islamic building preserved in Macedonia. The minaret is 47meters high with marble decoration on the balcony.
The monument is located in the central area of the Old Bazaar. It is supposed to have been built by Myezin Hodza, in the mid 16th century. A part of the building was constructed to be a hotel (upper floor) but the ground floor was used as a stable. It is an impressive monumental complex with numerous pyramidal cupolas. Today it functions as a lapydarium with rich fund of marble artifacts and epigraphic monuments. The inner courtyard is used for cultural events in the summer
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