Malkocs Bej Mosque

Siklós, Hungary

The Mosque of Malkoch Bey was built in the 16th century (1543-1565) by the turkish leader Malkoch Bey during the Ottoman occupation. The reconstruction of the mosque is unrivalled in Hungarian building protection. The building won the Europa Nostra prize in 1993.



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Founded: 1543-1565
Category: Religious sites in Hungary

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György Vásárhelyi (2 years ago)
Nagy dologra senki ne számítson, kicsi, de érdekes hely. A kiállított tárgyakra azért ki lehetne írni magyarul, de minimum angolul, hogy mi az, nem csak törökül. (a figyelmeztető tábla viszont magyarul volt kiírva, miszerint a szőnyegre nem szabad rálépni) 10 percet és pár 100 Ft-ot azért megért összességében.
HÉDI RADÓCZ (2 years ago)
Nagyon szép, aki arra jár, ki ne hagyja!
Edin Suljagic (3 years ago)
Muzej Dzuma petkom
akoskuthy (3 years ago)
A belső fa tetőszerkezet nagyon szép és különleges, még ha el is tér az eredeti kőkupolától. A helyszínen valamivel több információ is lehetne az épületről. A belépő 350 Ft.
saczie (3 years ago)
Különleges tetőszerkezet, szépen felújított épület, gyönyörű használati tárgyak, és pedagógus-kedvezmény is van
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