Hussein Pasha's Mosque

One of the most beautiful and most sacred monuments of Islamic architecture in the Balkan region

Hussein Pasha Mosque is located in the city center. The foundation is Husein-Pasha Boljanic, Imperial Vizier, Governor of Baghdad, Herzegovinian Sandzak and Bosanski Elahite, originating from the village of Boljanic near Pljevlja.

It was built in 1569 according to the plans of Neimar Hajrudin, who built the famous bridge in Mostar. Hussein Pasha Mosque is one of the most beautiful and most sacred monuments of Islamic architecture in the Balkans. With a 42 meter tall, slender minaret, a few domes for the construction of marble from Alexandria, exquisitely trimmed outer and interior decorations, the architectural masterpiece is the right place of high harmony and originality. The inner walls are painted with floral ornaments and quotations from the Quran.

The mosque preserves some of the most beautiful Islamic manuscripts, as well as several valuable ancient books and a mosquito carpet for over 400 years. Especially important is the Qur’an of the 16th century written in Arabic letters and decorated with miniatures with gold plated. In addition to the mosque there is also a beautifully designed hedge and Clock Tower 25 meters high, making it one of the largest in the Balkans.