Tirana

Mahmud Agha Kokonozi Mosque

  Rr. Shemsi Haka (Pazari i Ri)     more than a year ago
Also sometimes referred to as the New Bazaar Mosque (Xhamia e Pazarit të Ri), this fine Ottoman-era building dates from the middle of the 18th century and is one of a very few of its kind to survive the atheist campaign that started in the late 1960s. Used as a food and tobacco store during the Hoxha period, the mosque was reopened in 1991. The impressive minaret, which was rebuilt after the regime change of the early 1990s, is one of only a tiny handful in the region to feature two balconies.

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