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"Mosque of Pasha Gazi Kassim - meeting of cultures" Top 5 Page for this destination Pecs Things to Do Tip by picek

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It is one of the buildings that symbolizes Pecs and Ottoman era in Transdanubian basin: former mosque from 16th century, apparently the largest in Central Europe dominates Szechenyi square with its traditional cubus (yet, without minaret which was hit by lightning in 18th century and then finally torn down) and with distinguishing Islamic decoration (of the windows). It comes as no surprise - at the site of the ancient Gothic church (from 13th century) which stones were used as a construction material. Then - after Turks were gone, it becomes Catholic church and since then used for religious services. Given its age, it has survived numerous renovation - reconstruction projects, latest was in 1942 or so.

What will maybe immediately become interesting to your sight is its top - above a dome, the cross and crescen placed together on the same metal rod - so tightly close to eachother, so symbolic.

Now... its position in Pecs and among diverse history, its image as an unique entity... that makes this mosque - now church - a subject that allows many interesting interpretations.

Address: centre
Directions: northern section of Szechenyi square

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  • Updated Feb 26, 2011
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