Greece - Ioannina, Fethiye Mosque

The Fethiye Mosque is located in Its Kale, the inner castle in the walled city of ancient Ioannina. It was built immediately after the conquest by the Ottomans in 1430, near the ruins of an early 13th-century Byzantine church. Originally it was a wooden structure, which was replaced in 1611 by a stone building.

The mosque was extensively remodeled in 1795 by Ali Pasha, an Albanian born cruel despot, who made it the main mosque of his palace. The tomb of Ali Pasha and his family is located before the mosque, protected by a solid metal fence.

The mosque has a square plan, with a minaret at the western corner. The prayer hall, covered with a hemispherical dome, has a wooden balcony supported on stone columns. Interior decoration is preserved and the mihrab is particularly striking.

The mosque can be visited, not free of charge as it is part of the Byzantine Museum.
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Ulrich John said:

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Roger (Grisly) said:

Beautifully composed Jaap
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Madeleine Defawes said:

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Beatrice Degan(MARS) said:

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Xata said:

The tomb's fence is an art-piece....
HFF Jaap, obrigada for making us discover the place.
8 months ago

Hélène Lombard said:

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Jenasis44 said:

A most ornate fence - good history too - HFF Jaap and a good weekend:-)
8 months ago

Dominique Sarrazin said:

Jolie visite historique, belle prises de vue, bon week-end.
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Hansruedi Voegele said:

Sehr schön,mit Interessanten PIP und Erläuterung!
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Claudia G said:

Intéressante image et explications ! HFF.
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Manfred Kaddik said:

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John Cass said:

Beautiful shot, great composition, love the cloud formation and the PiPs. HFF Jaap, have a nice weekend.
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Marie-claire Gallet said:

WOW, a pretty architecture and a wonderful interior, Jaap !! HFF and a great week-end for you !
8 months ago

Annemarie said:

wonderful image my friend.
Happy weekend:)
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Marta Wojtkowska said:

The metal fence surrounding a grave is awesome!
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