Osmanagic Mosque
Osmanagic Mosque
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Built in the 17th century, this Mosque is located in the old part of Podgorica, Stara Varos. Its courtyard houses the Tomb of hajji Mehmet-Pasha Osmanagic, who was credited with building the mosque, but also the Sahat Kula (Clock Tower), another of the symbols of the Podgorica of old.
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313mimmyn
Podgorica, Montenegro142 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2018 • Solo
First things first: get inside the mosque and see it from the inside not just the outside. Everybody is welcome to see it. I'm writing this because I met some tourists who were somehow afraid to get inside, there is no need for that. For real, feel free to see it. Mosque is beautiful and atmosphere is very peaceful.
The Osmanagic mosque was built in the beginning of the eighteenth century by Mehmed Pasha Osmanagic. Next to the mosque this man is during his life made open stone tomb. Near the mosque is a beautiful clock tower and according to historical sources built in the same time. This mosque was not spread from the destructive hands of atheists who during WWII destroyed it.
Then, 1997. the mosque is covered by a stone fence and gates were made a gear later. Tomb was repaired in 2000th. However the tomb is renovated again in 2014. by TIKA. Osmanagic mosque is under state protection.
Today's appearance of the mosque reflects the love and care of Ottoman legacy and architecture in Montenegro.
The mosque was re-opened its doors to worshipers in December 2011.
Written 6 June 2018
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happytraveller35
cambridge uk43 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2017 • Friends
It is tucked away in the Old Town Podgorica among residential buildings. It has quite an interesting history which you can read about outside.

It was open when we visited and we went in to look around, discarding shoes and donning shawls to cover ourselves up. When we came out some young men had arrived to pray. They were smiley and friendly, and asked us if we would like to stay and watch, but we needed to press on.

It has been well-restored having been left derelict after it was bombed in WWII. It was also damaged by (what sounds like) an arson attack in 2010 but aid from Turkey has enabled further restoration to take place.
Written 19 September 2017
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Robert O
Rotterdam, The Netherlands5,510 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2018
Dating from the Ottoman era this mosque was well-restored in 2011 with Turkish support. Interesting to see the outer walls are not plastered, but show the rough stone masonry. Red tiles cover the roof of the main hall and a white needle-like minaret complements the basic structure.

In the courtyard is the tomb of Hadži-paša Osmanagić, the wealthy merchant who also funded the construction of the nearby clock tower in 1667.

There is some controversy about who destructed / severly damaged the mosque during WOII. According to some believers 'atheists' were responsible. However, during the bombing of Podgorica by the Allied Forces in 1943, but particularly in November 1944 the whole of Podgorica was severely damaged or destroyed. Mosques were not specifically targeted. Most of the pilots were probably Christians, not atheists, but this is maybe of minor importance. At the end of WOII Podgorica had become a major hub for the withdrawing Nazi army. For this (strategic) reason Tito, as head of the partizan army that liberated Podgorica had requested the bombing. After the war the Osmanagic mosque was not restored, but fell in (further) disrepair. Only in 1989 believers started to clean up the place and eventually the mosque was restored to its former glory.
Written 14 August 2019
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Seymen S
Istanbul, Türkiye320 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2018 • Couples
The mosque is well kept and clean. It is located in the middle of the old town. Open for visitors, but the inside was locked and not attended. It is very close to the clock tower, probably built in the same era.
Written 25 August 2018
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NewHotelSarajevo
Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina13 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2017 • Family
It was nice seeing that the old Mosque was preserved. Such an old beautiful building that our ancestors left us
Written 19 January 2018
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phutty
Tallinn, Estonia1,366 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2019
Easy to spot in the modest Old Town in Podgorica and obviously the minaret is a perfect subject for photos.
Written 15 September 2019
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MumbaiRiders
Mumbai, India1,866 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2018 • Solo
The Osmanagic Mosque dates back from the 18th century The Osmanagic Mosque is in Staro Varos of Podgorico which is the Old city and was built on the funding of Adzi-Pasa Osmanagic,the Ottoman philanthropist of Podgorica.The Mosque was recently renovated in 2011.
Written 25 September 2018
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mohamedsolly
Cairo, Egypt46 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2017 • Business
it s a small mosque...but i was very glad to see people praying there during the day from different countries and diffrenet languages...it was very nice experiance
Written 9 January 2018
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Similtiades
Riga, Latvia3,492 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2018 • Friends
The mosque here in Podgorica is interesting to look at from the outside, and adds some character to the local area, but otherwise there is not a huge amount to see. We never saw anyone else around, and although the gates were open the doors were not.

The garden is small, and there is a small plaque of information; unfortunately most of this information is generalistic Islamic propaganda attempting to ostracise the “destructive atheists”, as they call us. More information on the history of the building and even Islam in Montenegro would be nice, but instead there are merely stock phrases and snippets of general Islamic information that most people who would be interested would already know.
Written 6 January 2018
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JimneyWisdom
Lakeshore, Canada155 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2017 • Solo
I made a point of walking around Stara Varos laneways and discovered the Osmanagic Mosque... Inside the courtyard you will find a plaque with the history behind this religious school. I found the story interesting... You might as well...
Written 24 July 2017
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