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"The Dzhumaya Mosque." jumaya jamia Tip by Askla

jumaya jamia, Plovdiv: 2 reviews and 8 photos

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      Ceiling decorations with texts from the Koran.
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The Dzumaya Mosque was originally built in the second half of the 14th century but was soon burnt down. In 1435 Murad II rebuilt it and named it Muradiye after himself. The mosque was rebuilt and reconstructed in 1784 under the reign of Abdul Hamid and has since then not been changed.
There used to be an imaret (a place providing food and shelter for the poor) in the mosque complex. During the ramadan nights the imaret distributed food. During the fasting period people should refrain from eating and drinking from the break of dawn until sunset, when a cannon anounced the end of the day. Such cannons were located on Nebet Tepe and Sahat Tepe hills. The latter also warned the people in case of fire.

Address: pl Dzhumaya.
Directions: In the very city centre.

Review Helpfulness: 3.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Updated Dec 8, 2012
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