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28.03.2006
Moustafa Pasa Mosque ,Genisea

Georgios Tsigaras
Source: C.E.T.I./R.C. Athena
© Region of Eastern Macedonia & Thrace
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LOCATION:The mosque is situatedt at the central square of Genisea.

THE MONUMENT:The mosque was built in 1675 from Moustafa Pasa,who was son in law of the vizier Sultan Mehmet IV(1648-1687).There are no information about the history of the mosque.It suffered damages during the second bulgarian bondage and was rebuilt by the greek domain in 1958.It is a small delicate monument representative piece of the mature othoman architecture.It has an exterior stoa which was on marble columns and the stoa was probably crowned by five cupolas.

This mosque was probably built to order the 15th century mosques like the mosque of Prousa.On the impressive white-marble entrance ,which is decorated with embossed gramineous decoration ,there is the owner;s inscription.The michrab which is built with white marble and it is decorated with simple gramineous decor is very impressive.It seems that at the mosque there was a cemetery since there are many inscribed gravestones dated in the 19th century ,very usual for the mosques.