Ali Pasha Mosque

The Ali Pasha Mosque is believed to be among the first mosques built in Macedonia. This square-shaped mosque is thought to have been built in stone and fired brick in the late 15th or early 16th century. In 1823, a madrasa was erected within the mosque complex, but no longer exists today. The remains of a minaret are located to the south of the mosque. It was demolished in 1912 and has not been rebuilt to date. There is thought to have been another minaret in the western part of the mosque, probably erected under Sultan Bayezid II (1481-1512).

About this building

Key Features

  • Architecture
  • Monuments

Visitors information

  • Parking within 250m

Other nearby buildings

Wikimedia Commons/Explorer1940

Church of the Holy Mother of God Peribleptos

The Church of the Holy Mother of God was probably built in the 13th century, the century from which its oldest frescoes date. The church is based on the Byzantine domed churches. The dome of the nave rests on four free pillars and the dome of the narthex on four pilasters. It is built of stone, limestone and brick.

Wikimedia Commons/Марјан Петковски

Church of St. Sophia

The Church of St. Sophia, with its medieval architecture and frescoes, is one of the most important monuments in Macedonia. It is believed to have been built in the 9th century, the present church is a reconstruction of the 11th century, but the courtyard was built later, in the 14th century. In the second half of the 15th century, with the Ottomans, the church was transformed into a mosque and all the frescoes were covered with lime, the dome of the church was flattened, minarets were erected over the northwestern domes. Left abandoned in the first half of the 20th century, restorations carried out immediately after the Second World War revealed the frescoes again.