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.
Please click here to see our photo gallery of this project.