The Mosque of Imam Sinan Pasha (Kacanik)

Status

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

Type of Protection: Under termporarly protection Date of Protection: 01.10.2014

History

The mosque of Koxha Sinan Pasha in Kacanik was built in 1594-5, according to hijra it was built in 1003. Ever since, it is used as mosque. As a cultural monument, it has got under protection in 1966. Otherwise, at the time also several important buildings were built, as the castle in the center of the city, a public kitchen, a school near the mosque, two inns, a Turkish bath and a few mills on the river Lepenc. The last time that the mosque of Sinan Pasha in Kacanik was plastered, was in 1991-92. After plastering, some decorations were made by Art Professor Zyber Shehu. Usually wrought rosettes are rounded. Among others, there is also an inscription in Albanian on the mihrab. The mihrab is re-colored. There is also a decoration above window. Internal pew is active while external pew associated with prayer hall through two openings, is in very poor condition. The entry to the outside pew is made through special stairs, which are in the porch of the mosque. For construction material they used stone, wood, plaster of lime, lead for roof cover etc. The current situation of the mosque is not good. There is particularly problem with the roof and pew located outside the prayer hall. Certainly, the minaret also needs the intervention. The mosque has had frequent interventions. Besides interventions of restorative character in 1991-2, serious interventions were made in 1974, by the Provincial Institute for the Protection of cultural monuments, Prishtina. Back then, a partial intervention was carried out on the roof of mosque and the replacement of damaged parts was made in the bottom of the roof near the wall, under the dome.

References

Unique number: 003172

Name: The Mosque of Imam Sinan Pasha

Class: Monument

Institution: RCCH - Gjilan

Location

Country: Kosovo

Municipality: Kacanik

City/Village: Kaçanik

Locality: Kaçanik

Postal Code: 71000

Name of Street: P.N.

Functional type and dating

Type:Arkitektuale - ENG

Period: Ottoman

Century: 16th

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