The Mosque of Xhylfahatun (Peja)


Type of Protection: Inventorised Date of Protection:

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


Xhamia e Xhylfatynit-Peja The mosque of Xhylfatyn is located in the neighbourhood of Karagaqi in Peja and was built in 1697 in the Ottoman period The name of this mosque is associated with the legend about a woman named Xhylfatyn, according to the legends it is said that she had invested in the construction of the Mosque, so after her death a shrine above her grave was built, as a result also the Mosque took the name Xhylfatyn. The mosque was built on massive stone system with internal wooden structure. It is characterized by the architecture built by locals. It has a rectangular base, and is consisted of a prayer hall and the minaret built by carved stones and plastered on the right side of the entrance, in the middle of the mosque. It is characterized with inside written dome and hipped roof. The mahvil is supported on four pillars, the symmetry of the quadrilateral shape of which it is emphasized by semi-circle exit in the middle. The mahvil has wooden fence, which has the bottom part knitted. The minber is made of wood and decorated with floral elements. The corners, doors and windows are made of carved stone and the exterior has been in natural condition without plastering. After the restoration, the mosque is plastered and in subsequent years due to the needs, the mosque has been added an annex in the northern part. The Mosque in its composition has the tomb also, which is surrounded by graves. The building as a whole except the annex built later has not changed in its form and has not suffered even change in its function.


Unique number: 001160

Name: The Mosque of Xhylfahatun

Class: Monument

Institution: RCCH - Pejë


Country: Kosovo

Municipality: Peja

City/Village: City-Village: Peja

Locality: Peja

Postal Code: 30000

Name of Street: Mbreti Agron

Functional type and dating

Type:Arkitektuale - ENG

Period: Ottoman

Century: 17th

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