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Excerpt from islamicartsmagazine.come:

The Koski Mehmed Pasha Mosque in Mostar represents another extraordinary piece of Ottoman architecture in Bosnia and Herzegovina. Besides the Karadžoz Bey Mosque, this is the most known and most monumental mosque in Mostar.

It was built in the year of 1618/19 and represents the large construction of the classical Ottoman architecture in Bosnia and Herzegovina. Mehmed Koskija, the founder of the mosque, was the chronicler of the great vizier Lala Mehmed Sokolovic. He died in 1611, and the Koski Mehmed Pasha Mosque was finished by his brother Mahmud. Besides the mosque, he built a madrasah too.

The Koski Mehmed Pasha Mosque has a one-space floor plan with a dome. Designed in the main architecture office in Istanbul, it was built from the precisely tanned stone blocks. Its architectural design is very similar to the Karadžoz Beg Mosque, which probably served as a model. Unlike the Karadžoz Beg Mosque, the minaret of the Koski Mehmed Pasha Mosque is slightly lower, without the stalactite decoration in the area of sherefe. It has a porch with three domes, and extraordinary well-crafted mihrab and mimbar. The proportions of the Mosque are especially distinguished. The location of the Koski Mehmed Pasha Mosque is quite specific as it is placed on the cliffs of the Neretva River, in the center of the city.

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The Bishop's Residence in Mostar was built in the Viennese architectural style in 1906.

Tags:   Bosnia-Herzegovina Mostar **Heart Awards**

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Excerpt from Wikipedia:

Karagöz Bey Mosque is a 16th-century Ottoman mosque in the city of Mostar, Bosnia and Herzegovina.

With its big dome and high minaret it is the largest in the region.
An Arabic foundation inscription on the mosque records that it was commissioned by Mehmed Beg b. Abu al-Saʿadat’ who was a brother of a vizier in the year AH 965 (1557-58).

The mosque may have been designed by the imperial architect Mimar Sinan. It is in the form of a domed cube fronted by a double portico. The three domes of the inner portico are supported by four marble columns. The outer portico has a shed roof resting on small octagonal pillars. The large 10.65 metres (34.9 ft) dome of the mosque sits on an octagonal fenestrated drum which is supported by eight pointed arches.

The mosque was severely damaged during World War II, and faced near destruction during the Bosnian War in the early 1990s. However, Karađoz Mosque, like the rest of Mostar, underwent extensive repairs between 2002 and 2004. The mosque was completely renovated, and reopened to the public in July 2004.

Tags:   Mostar Bosnia-Herzegovina Places of Worship Karagöz Bey Mosque

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Excerpt from Wikipedia:

Stolac is a town and municipality located in Herzegovina-Neretva Canton of the Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina, an entity of Bosnia and Herzegovina. It is located in the region of Herzegovina.

Stolac is situated in the area known as Herzegovina Humina on the tourist route crossing Herzegovina and linking the Bosnian mountainous hinterland with the coastal regions of Bosnia and Herzegovina, Dubrovnik and Montenegro. The road, running from Sarajevo via Mostar, Stolac, Ljubinje and Trebinje, enables one to reach Dubrovnik in less than 4 hours.

Thanks to the town's favourable natural environment - geological composition, contours, climate, hydrographic and vegetation - Stolac and its area have been settled since ancient times. Its rich hunting-grounds along with other natural benefits attracted prehistoric man, and later the Illyrians, Romans and Slavs, all of whom left a wealth of anthropological evidence.

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Excerpt from turizam.mostar.ba:

An important monument belonging to the prolific Ottoman period is the Clock Tower (Sahat Kula) standing beside the Herzegovina Museum. This square tower, dated about 1630, is 15 metres high and verbal tradition relates that it was built and commissioned by an influential lady named Fatima - Kaduna Saric. The well-known Ottoman writer and traveller Evlija Celebija wrote that the sound of its bells could be heard at a distance of three hours’ walk away. The tower suffered serious damage during the last war and was restored in 1999.

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