Decorated Mosque, Tetovo, Macedonia
Šarena Džamija, Tetovo, Makedonija
Photo taken last August on my tour to Macedonia
Šarena Džamija, (Macedonian: Шарена Џамија; Albanian: Xhamia e Pashës; Turkish: Alaca Cami) meaning Decorated Mosque in English, is a mosque located near the Pena River in Tetovo, Macedonia.
The mosque was originally built in 1438 and later rebuilt in 1833 by Abdurrahman Pasha.
Mosque was originally built in 1438. The architect behind the Mosque was Isak Bey.
Most mosques of the time had sultans, beys or pashas financing their constructions, but the Mosque, however, was financed by two sisters from Tetovo.
As with many mosques, a hammam was built nearby across the river.
The site used to include an Inn as well as a bathhouse on the other side of the river. Just renovated by U.S. :)More than 30,000 eggs were used to prepare the paint and glaze that went into the elaborate decorations.
Major difference between the Mosque and other Ottoman mosques is that the Mosque does not have a distinctive exterior dome and has bright floral paintings.