Trip Planner:   Europe  /  Republic of Macedonia  /  Polog Region  /  Tetovo  /  Historic Sites  /  Xhamia E Larme

Xhamia E Larme, Tetovo

#11 of 29 in Historic Sites in Republic of Macedonia
Religious Site Tourist Spot
Originally built in 1438, Xhamia E Larme resembles a gingerbread house because of its colorful exterior. Instead of being decorated with ceramic tiles, the exterior and interior walls and ceilings are covered with rich floral and geometric ornamentation. Notice the illustration of the temple of the Prophet Muhammad, one of the few depictions of Mecca in Southeast Europe. During its 19th-century restoration by Abdurrahman Pasha, more than 30,000 eggs were used in preparation of the oil paint and glaze to decorate the colorful mosque. Two sisters from Tetovo who financed the building are buried in the turbe next to it. Put Xhamia E Larme into our Tetovo travel itinerary maker to see other points of interest to visit during your vacation in Tetovo.
Create an itinerary including Xhamia E Larme
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating
66 reviews
  • We were driving from Skopije for a day trip into Kosovo with our driver/guide. He suggested we make a small detour to see a special "treat' along the way. It turned out to be the painted mosque, and w...  more »
  • I have never seen a mosque like the painted mosque built by the daughters of a local pasha to celebrate his life in around 1485. I couldn't work out if this was the original building or a replica beca...  more »
  • The most unusual and beautiful mosques I've seen. It looks like a house of cards. Beautifully painted, very peaceful, very special place. Interesting history behind it. We came in November on a Sunday...  more »

Plan your trip to Tetovo

  • Get a personalized plan

    A complete day-by-day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it

    Refine your plan. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it

    Choose from the best hotels
    and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it

    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.

Where to stay in Tetovo

Browse hundreds of hotels and read guest reviews on the world's leading online travel agency website.
Millions of travel reviews
on TripAdvisor