Skender-pasha mosque - the most important information
In the very center of Nova Varos is this mosque which the people call by Skender-pasha. It has stood in this place since the 19th century and is still very active in all fields. It is connected to Skender-pasha of Genoa and the time when the previous mosque was built, on the foundations of which it is located. As it is emphasized on the plaque erected at the very entrance, it calls for peace and respect for faith and diversity. We suggest that you visit it and be sure to follow all the rules that apply in religious institutions of this kind.
History of Skender-pasha mosque
The history of this mosque begins at the end of the 19th century, when its construction began, which took place in the period from 1887 to 1894. It was built on the foundations of a mosque built by Pervan-beg during the 16th century. Its construction was helped by the contributions of the citizens and the generous donation of Mehmed-pasha Bajrovic. With this donation, he earned a cast plate that was raised above the front door. The mosque covers an area of almost 18x14 meters and is built of crushed stone. It contained a wooden minaret until the Second World War, which was replaced by a minaret made of carved stone. Within its complex, it has a gasulhana, a fountain, a cemetery and a gallery.
How to get to Skender-pasha mosque?
From the central town square, the fastest way to the mosque is through the streets of Solunskih Boraca and Karadjordjeva, where it is located. You will not need more than 5 minutes for this walk as the distance is only a little less than 300 meters. City taxi services are also available.
- Taxi stations: Goran Tosunovic PR, Taxi Prevoznik Nova Varos, 064 2682385 Halit Dzanovic PR, Auto Taxi, Nova Varos, Djacka 3 033 63320Taxi 707 065 337073
To enter the mosques, it is necessary to follow the rules regarding the manner of entry and clothing that are indicated or will be communicated to you at the entrance.