Murat Reis Mosque - Rhodes, Greece
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N 36° 27.137 E 028° 13.444
35S E 609692 N 4034812
Quick Description: Murat Reis Mosque, Geor. Papanikolaou, Rhodes.
Location: Greece
Date Posted: 10/3/2019 3:39:26 PM
Waymark Code: WM11DPN
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member RakeInTheCache
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Long Description:

Murat Reis Mosque, Geor. Papanikolaou, Rhodes.

"The Murar Reis Mosque in Rhodes is one of the oldest mosques on the island, built less than a year after the Ottoman conquest in 1523. It is located very close to the Rhodes Prefectural Building and was constructed on the site of the Aghios Antonios Church next to the cemetery of the Knights. The exterior of the mosque boasts an ornate minaret from which the call to prayer has been heard down through the centuries. The façade of the mosque has been renovated, but it retains its ambiance and is a fascinating place to visit. Further renovations are needed in order to protect this historically important site for future generations to enjoy.

The mosque is named after Murat Reis, who is buried in the cemetery within the grounds. One of the Ottoman Empire’s most successful naval commanders, he was also considered by many to be one of the most important Barbary corsairs. For centuries sailors visited his tomb at the mosque seeking good luck at sea. He was later in life relieved of his post by the Ottoman Sultan for what was considered to be his sarcastic poetry. The Turkish Cemetery is located right next door to the Murat Reis Mosque."

SOURCE - (visit link)


"To Tzamí Murar Reis sti Ródo eínai éna apó ta archaiótera tzamiá tou nisioú, chtisméno ligótero apó éna chróno metá tin othomanikí katáktisi to 1523. Vrísketai polý kontá sto Nomarchiakó Mégaro tis Ródou kai kataskevástike stin periochí tis ekklisías tou Agíou Antoníou dípla sto nekrotafeío ton Ippotón.To exoterikó tou tzamioú boreí na yperifanévetai gia énan perítechno minaré apó ton opoío i akróasi tis prosefchís échei akousteí katá ti diárkeia ton aiónon.I prósopsi tou tzamioú échei anakainisteí allá diatireí tin atmósfairá tou kai eínai éna synarpastikó méros gia na to episkeftheíte.Peraitéro anakaínisi eínai aparaítites gia tin prostasía aftoú tou istoriká simantikoú chórou gia na apoláfsete tis mellontikés geniés.

To tzamí píre to ónomá tou apó ton Mourát Reïs, o opoíos eínai thamménos sto nekrotafeío mésa stin periochí. Énas apó tous pio epitychiménous naftikoús dioikités tis Othomanikís Aftokratorías, theoríthike epísis apó polloús os énas apó tous simantikóterous várvarous korsárdes. Gia aiónes oi naftikoí episképtontan ton táfo tou sto tzamí pou anazitoúse kalí týchi sti thálassa. Ítan argótera sti zoí apallagméni apó ti thési tou apó ton othomanikó soultáno gia aftó pou theoroúntan i sarkastikí tou poíisi. To tourkikó nekrotafeío vrísketai dípla sto mousoulmanikó témenos Murat Reis. "

PIGI - (sýndesmos epískepsis)

Type: Current mosque

Address:
Geor. Papanikolaou 30 Rodos 851 00 Greece


Website reference (required if no minaret or 2nd photo): Not listed

Visit Instructions:

Posting a photo of your visit is strongly encouraged but not required. There is NO requirement that you enter inside the mosque as some mosques may not allow this. Please refrain from taking pictures inside the mosque if it is not permitted by the management and generally have respect for the reliqious nature of the site.
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