Kaunas mosque

Local nameKauno mečetė
LocationKaunas, Lithuania

Kaunas Mosque is one of four mosques in Lithuania. It is located in Centras eldership, Tatars Street 6 Kaunas. It is the only brick mosque in Lithuania and in the Baltic countries.

A wooden Kaunas Mosque was first built in 1860. It was replaced by a brick mosque in 1930 with the aid of the state of Lithuania. At that time, Kaunas was the Temporary capital of Lithuania. Kaunas Mosque was rebuilt in commemoration of the 500th death anniversary of Vytautas the Great, the Grand Duke of Lithuania who is credited for settling Lipka Tatars in Lithuania.The mosque was designed by architects Vaclovas Michnevičius and Adolfas Netyksas, who followed the style of mosques in northern Africa.

Tags Place of WorshipMuslim
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Wikipedia https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kaunas_Mosque

Coordinates 54°53'39.753" N 23°55'42.238" E

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