Mosque of Vllahia (Mitrovica)

Status

Type of Protection: Inventorised Date of Protection:

Type of Protection: Under termporarly protection Date of Protection: 3755/2013 01.10.2013

Type of Protection: Under termporarly protection Date of Protection: 4164/2014 01.10.2014

History

Mosque od Vllahia is located in village Vllahi 20 km North of Mitrovica. On the spread of Islam it began to appear Islamic culture and art. Islamic art in was the main means of expression in the architecture of mosques, every artistic expression realized in construction as well as the functional elements were also artistic character. Mosqu of Vllahia village is built in XVII century by donator named Hajzer Vllahija. Mosque is in function and it`s quite often frequented by the population of surrounding villages. Mosque has GF+ P and it`s built on the rectangular foundation. Foundations and walls are built by stones that are tied with horizontal wooden hatulla`s. Construction of four faced roof is covered by meridian tiles. Mosque minaret is built on the stone foundation and has a cylindrical form while minaret sherefe (drum) is made of metallic fence and the top coated with tin. The interior space of the mosque consists of a prayer hall, mahvil/gallery that is raised by a prayer hall for 40-50 cm and is divided with wooden fence. Mahvil is extended in the southwest and northwest Hall for prayer, forming two spaces of prayer in this part and between these two spaces is the space that ends with entry and exit door that is facing the mihrab (Nis) which is opened in the eastern wall, while minder and pulpit made of woods are in the southeast corner. All wooden elements are painted with green color. Mosque had some interventions from time to time. In 1962 Mehmet Hajzeri from Vllahia has built its minaret that was destroyed at the beginning of the second decade of XX century. While in 2011-2012 on the initiative of the villagers, they did renovation of the mosque by regulating entrance and the yard of the mosque and they did plastering of minaret. There were no transformations.

References

Unique number: 000531

Name: Mosque of Vllahia

Class: Monument

Institution: RCCH - Mitrovicë

Location

Country: Kosovo

Municipality: Mitrovica

City/Village:

Locality:

Postal Code: 40000

Name of Street: f.sh. Vllahi

Functional type and dating

Type:Arkitektuale - ENG

Period:

Century: 17th

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