Isak Čelebi dzamija
Исар Челеби џамија
Sacred heritage \ Mosque \ Bitola, Macedonia
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Isak Celebi mosque
The mosque was built in 1508 by judge Isak Celebi Ibni Asa.
The diameter of the dome is 26 meters, and the minaret is 45 meters high. Across from the Clock Tower and the Big Bezisten (Covered Bazaar), this mosque with its almost 50-meter-high minaret, simply dominates the area.
This single-room under-dome mosque, surrounded with always nurtured plants, represented a real resting place for the soul of its donor, but as well as to the believers that come here to say their prayers or simply to hear God’s words. Built in a cloisonné technique, where the cut stones and bricks alternate, we can see the unusual but attractive appearance of this important object. The entrance of the object actually represents an entrance within the double closed porch of the mosque, which, with its vastness only announces the big interior of the mosque. The four pillars, resting on a high stone pedestals are ending with identical capitals. This pillars that dominate the room are the main decorative element in the porch. The main portal is situated on the northwest wall of the porch.