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Tombul Mosque, Shumen

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The Sherif Halil Pasha Mosque, more commonly known as the Tombul Mosque, located in Shumen, is the largest mosque in Bulgaria and one of the largest on the Balkan.HistoryBuild between 1740 and 1744, the mosque was initially located in the north-eastern Bulgarian town's centre, but is now in Shumen's south-west parts as the town centre moved as a result of the enlargement of the town. The mosque's name comes from the shape of its dome.The mosque and the associated buildings is the largest in Bulgaria and after the Soultan Selim Mosque in the Turkish town of Odrin it is the second largest on the Balkan peninsula. The Tombul Mosque is considered to be a cultural monument of national importance.The building of the mosque was financed by Sheriff Halil Pasha who was born in the village of Madara, 17 km east of Shumen.The mosque's complex consists of a main edifice, a yard and a twelve-room extension . The main edifice is in its fundamental part a square, then becomes an octagon passing to a circle in the middle part, and is topped by a spherical dome that is 25 m above ground. The interior has mural paintings of vegetable life and geometric figures and inscriptions of Arabic, phrases from the Qur'an. The yard is known for the arches in front of the twelve rooms that surround it and the minaret is 40 m high.
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  • Sogumus up to the terkedilmisliginde a kis gun alone reeks of a historic mosque that smells No sadness in my mind when I'm not seeing a three-to-five-person community in the noon prayer without even thinking about it now I'm going to take prayer the ablution has created an emotional reason, Allah allows. There shouldn't be anything olmamalıydik or Boyle. The keys are stuck to......
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  • Mosque in Shumen is the largest largest in Bulgaria. It was built in the mid-18th century. Unfortunately, enjoy her beauty outside interfere with scaffolding. Indoors is also being renovated. Therefore only a small courtyard deserves some attention. Entrance for tourists is charged, but we somehow took no money, just have waved a hand, inviting to visit.
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  • The Sherif Halil Pasha Mosque, more commonly known as the Tombul Mosque is the biggest building belongs to Ottoman empire located in Shumen.  more »