The Mosque of Pasha Quasim

Local nameGázi Kászim pasa dzsámija (Belvárosi templom)
LocationPécs, Hungary

The Downtown Candlemas Church of the Blessed Virgin Mary, formerly known as the Mosque of Pasha Qasim is a Roman Catholic church in Pécs, Hungary, which was a mosque in the 16–17th century due to the Ottoman conquest. It is one of the symbols of the city, located in the downtown, on the main square. The current building, a hundred steps in length and in width, was built by Pasha Qasim the Victorious between 1543 and 1546. The mosque was converted to a church in 1702, after Habsburg-Hungarian troops reconquered the city. The minaret was destroyed by the Jesuits in 1766. One of the largest Turkish constructions remaining in Hungary, the building still retains many Turkish architectural characteristics.

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Address 12 Janus Pannonius utca, Pécs 7621, Hungary

Coordinates 46°4'37.456" N 18°13'40.55" E

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