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Dzhumaya Mosque

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Location  Plovdiv, Bulgaria
Status  Active
Length  33m
Architectural style  Ottoman architecture
Number of minarets  1
Affiliation  Islam
Completed  15th century
Width  27m
Phone  +359 32 629 097
Number of domes  9
Dzhumaya Mosque
Address  ul. "Zhelezarska", 4000 Plovdiv, Bulgaria
Similar  Plovdiv Roman Stadium, Plovdiv Regional Ethnogra, Nebet Tepe, Plovdiv Roman theatre, Church of the Holy Mother of

Dzhumaya Mosque is located in Plovdiv, Plovdiv Province, Bulgaria. Its Turkish name is Hüdavendigâr Camii or Cuma Camii. The mosque is located in the centre of Plovdiv and was built in 1363–1364 on the site of the Sveta Petka Tarnovska Cathedral Church after the conquest of Plovdiv by the Ottoman army. During the reign of Sultan Murad I in the 15th century the old building was demolished and replaced by the modern-day mosque. It was called Ulu Dzhumaya Mosque, or Main Friday Mosque.

The mosque is large, with nine domes and a 33 m × 27 m (108 ft × 89 ft) prayer hall. There is a minaret at the northeast corner of the main façade. Interior wall paintings date to the late 18th to early 19th centuries.

2014 attack

The mosque was attacked by a mob described as "hundreds of nationalists, fascists and football hooligans" in February 2014. 120 were "detained" after the attack and four received minor sentences. The Grand Mufti of Bulgaria, Mustafa Haci, characterized the attack as a "pogrom."

References

Dzhumaya Mosque Wikipedia


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