The Mosque

Today again like last time I will be a bit religious so after i took you to an orthodox church we will go from Bucharest to Constanta  to visit the great Mosque.

The Mosque was built between 1910-1913 at the initiative of king Carol I, for the Muslim people who lived in Constanta.It was also the first building were it was used  reinforced concrete. The style is Neo-Egyptian and Neo-Byzantine, it is made out of bricks and stone materials, the dome and minaret are made of reinforced concrete. p1280100p1280101

The main portal was constructed using stone from Dobrogea, while the door beneath was built from black marble inlaid with bronze. The interior columns were made from marble from Campulung, so all from Romania. The interior looks really nice also the rugs that are on the floors. I let you enjoy the pics.

The minaret has 47 meters in height, the style is Neo-Moorish style and has 140 stairs, I know that’s a lot, but when you get up, there is such a fantastic view.

You can see the town from up there. The dome has 25 m in height. I hope you enjoyed it!

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