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Designed in 1537 by none other than the famous imperial Ottoman architect, Mimar Sinan, the Madrassa & Mosque of al-Khusruwiya (or Khosrofiyeh) was the first edifice built by the Ottomans after they conquered Aleppo from the Mamlukes. It was the architect's first important project which led the way to a long and successful career. The mosque's name was derived from the Ottoman governor, Divane Hüsrev Pasha, who ruled Aleppo at the time. Al-Khusruwiya is one of several Ottoman-style mosques in Aleppo and a great reminder of their presence in the third largest city of their empire, after Constantinople and Cairo.

IMPORTANT UPDATE: Between 10th July and 14th August 2014, al-Khusruwiya Mosque complex was completely destroyed and flattened in the civil war between the government and rebel groups! This is based on before-and-after satellite photos published by the UK Daily Telegraph in October 2014.

Directions: Facing the main entrance to the Citadel

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  • Updated Oct 27, 2014
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