Bazaar Mosque – Rock Mosque (Pristina)

Status

Type of Protection: Other Date of Protection: 02-278/1967

Type of Protection: Under termporarly protection Date of Protection: 2011

Type of Protection: Under termporarly protection Date of Protection: 2012

Type of Protection: Under termporarly protection Date of Protection: 2013

Type of Protection: Under termporarly protection Date of Protection: 2014-2015

History

Bazaar Mosque is located within complex of old Prishtina, in the central part of the city in the beginning of street "Nazim Gafuri" and "Zejnel Saleh", respectively, on the west side of the building of Kosovo Museum and it serves as the sanctuary of the Islamic faith. The mosque was built in the early 15th century by Sultan Bajaziti to commemorate the victory of the Ottoman forces and Sultan Murat on battle of 1389. Initially the mosque was located in the opposite of Old Bazaar which was demolished in the 60s, therefore even today it holds the name Bazaar Mosque. In the vicinity of this mosque there are: Fountain, the Kosovo Museum, the Mosque of Jashar Pasha and Archaeological Park, which altogether form a historical cultural set under the state protection. The mosque was built of stones on square base (12.70m), from which with pandativ is passed to the twelve-angle drum on which the central dome is placed. It is a one spatial building, with minarets built entirely of stone. The mosque borders by a very narrow courtyard. The interior space is illuminated by windows arranged at different levels with emphasized rhythm, wall surfaces are decorated with wall paintings with oriental plant motifs of that time. The mosque is characterized also by the tip of polygonal minaret by stones. During the time, the mosque suffered reparation and transformation interventions from the inside, outside and in its surroundings, which affected its visual integrity, while the minaret remained unchanged from the original form. Currently, the conservation works are being carried out in mosque. The porch demolished during this phase of conservation is supposed to have been the last intervention of 19th century, which was renewed several times, what is meant by the inscriptions on two rosettes in southern facade. In functional, architectural and historical terms, this building is a unique structure in harmony with time transformations, and its contest it preserves all characteristic elements of construction time, for which it ranks as the outstanding construction work.

References

Unique number: 002782

Name: Bazaar Mosque – Rock Mosque

Class: Ensemble

Institution: RCCH - Prishtinë

Location

Country: Kosovo

Municipality: Pristina

City/Village: Prishtina

Locality:

Postal Code: 10000

Name of Street: "Nazim Gafurri"

Functional type and dating

Type:Arkitektuale - ENG

Period: Ottoman

Century: 14th

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