Ibrahim Pasa Mosque - Rhodes, Greece
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member SMacB
N 36° 26.578 E 028° 13.672
35S E 610044 N 4033782
Quick Description: Located right at Sofokleous square, this mosque continues to function to this day. The inscription featured above the complex’s main entrance bears witness to the date of its construction: 1540, which makes it one of the earliest Muslim monuments in the Medieval City of Rhodes.
Location: Greece
Date Posted: 10/1/2019 11:33:30 AM
Waymark Code: WM11D82
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member RakeInTheCache
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Long Description:

"Located right at Sofokleous square, this mosque continues to function to this day. The inscription featured above the complex’s main entrance bears witness to the date of its construction: 1540, which makes it one of the earliest Muslim monuments in the Medieval City of Rhodes. “This new and handsome mosque, on Hejaz street, was commissioned by Sultan Suleiman, son of Sultan Selim the Victor. May God protect him from all evil. May all those entering the site be safe. Hegira year 947”.

Two porches, succeeded by a 12 square meters hall constitute the area of worship. The building’s interior, austere and unpretentious in its decoration, contrasts the general trend for flamboyance of Muslim monuments, hence its approximation to the style adopted for Reçep Pasha Mosque (the latter being, nevertheless, off limits to visitors of the Medieval City). The minaret had over the centuries suffered serious decay, until the ‘30s, where restoration works about it were commissioned under the Italian rule."

SOURCE - (visit link)


"Vrísketai akrivós páno stin plateía Sofoklí, to tzamí synechízei na leitourgeí méchri símera, enó i epigrafí páno apó tin kýria eísodo tou synkrotímatos martyrá tin kataskeví tou: to 1540, to opoío to kathistá éna apó ta palaiótera mousoulmaniká mnimeía tis Mesaionikís pólis. kai ómorfo tzamí, stin odó Hejaz, anatéthike apó ton soultáno Souleïmán, gio tou Soultánou Selím tis Viktórias, gia na ton prostatéfsei apó vláves, gia na kratísei tous pántes stin periochí asfaleís.

Dýo verántes, oi opoíes échoun diadochí 12 tetragonikón métron, apoteloún tin periochí latreías. To esoterikó tou ktiríou, afstiró kai anepitídefto sti diakósmisí tou, érchetai se antíthesi me ti genikí tási tis mousoulmanikís mnimeiakís fantasías, kai os ek toútou tin proséngisí tis sto styl pou yiothetíthike gia to tzamí Reçep Pasha (allá to teleftaío eínai éxo apó ta ória ton episkeptón tou). Mesaionikí Póli). O minarés échei yposteí sovarí aposýnthesi katá ti diárkeia ton aiónon, méchri ti dekaetía tou 1930, ópou oi anakataskevés tou ítan ypó italikí kyriarchía. "

PIGI - (sýndesmos epískepsis)

Type: Former mosque

Address:
Sofokleous
Old Town
Rhodes
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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