Esmahan Sultan Mosque

Esmahan Sultan Mosque (Romanian: Moscheea Esmahan Sultan) is the oldest mosque in Romania.

Esmahan Sultan Mosque
Moscheea Esmahan Sultan
Moscheia-Esmahan-Sultan.jpg
Religion
AffiliationSunni Islam
Location
LocationOituz Street 1, Mangalia, Constanța County, Romania
Architecture
TypeMosque
Completed1575
Specifications
Minaret(s)1
MaterialsCarved stone

Located in Mangalia, Constanța County, it serves a community of 800 Muslim families, most of them of Turkish and Tatar ethnicity.

HistoryEdit

Esmehan Sultan Mosque was constructed in 1575 by its namesake, Ismihan, the daughter of Ottoman Sultan Selim II and Nurbanu Sultan, and wife of Ottoman Grand Vizier Sokollu Mehmed Pasha.

It was renovated in the 1990s and includes a graveyard with 300-year-old tombstones.

ReferencesEdit

Coordinates: 43°48′37″N 28°34′59″E / 43.81028°N 28.58306°E / 43.81028; 28.58306