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image You will spot the Murat pasha mosque regardless of which side which you have entered or walked through the Old bazaar. It is situated at the very heart of the Bazaar and stands opposite the overwhelming Cifte amam and a number of new shops surrounding it. Right next to the mosque is a water fountain and this could be another reason why this temple of Muslim religion becomes even more capturing to the eye of the visitor. Inside the courtyard of the Murat pasha mosque is a well preserved water fountain (used by believers for washing), which was built in 1937. However, it is the remains of the old mosque cemetery that attract the greatest curiosity among visitors. In fact, these are three graveyard inscriptions that date back from 1741 and 1790, while it is not clear what the date of the third one is.The Murat pasha mosque has a fairly simple architectural style and elements typical for a Baroque style. On the right and side rises the minaret which, according to its style and construction belongs to a different, much older period, and is different from the present construction of the mosque.At the entrance to the mosque lays the inscription on which, in Arabic is described that the mosque was built between 1802-1803, after it had been destroyed during the huge fires that devastated Skopje back in 1689. However, there is no exact data on the name or year of construction of this mosque, while the archeological research clearly shows that present day Murat pasha mosque stretches over an older object.
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