Restoration of Murat Hudavendigar ( Djumaya ) Mosque in Plovdiv, Bulgaria

The city Plovdiv is an old Roman city dating back to 4th century BC. One of the oldest heritage of Ottoman Reign in the Balkans is the Djumaya Mosque built by the Ottoman Sultan Murat Hudavendigar. It was established in the 14th century and is one of the oldest and biggest mosques in Bulgaria.

The building has been restored twice: in 1785 and again in 1818 after being damaged in an earthquake. An extensive restoration project has been caried out in order to reinforce the mosque and reveal original paintings and drawings on the inner walls and domes. When the project finishes, not only will the mosque be reinforced against seismic forces but also beautiful ottoman art woks will be displayed to the visitors.

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