The mosque of Chania

Mosque of the Janissaries

The Kucjk Hassan Mosque (or Mosque of the Janissaries) is the oldest Ottoman building in Crete. It was erected in 1645 when the Turks captured Chania. The minaret was destroyed during the bombings of World War II. The building stopped functioning as a mosque in 1923.

Since then the mosque was used for a variety of purposes (a café, a restaurant, a tourist office). In the past years it was renovated and has become a space for exhibitions.

 

  • The mosque of the Janissaries with its minaret - 1912
  • The mosque of the Janissaries, Chania
  • The mosque of the Janissaries, Chania
  • The mosque of the Janissaries, Chania
  • The mosque of the Janissaries, Chania
  • The mosque seen from the Firkas fortress
  • The mosque of the Janissaries, Chania
  • Winter storm
  • The mosque of the Janissaries, Chania
  • Chania harbour with the mosque
  • An exhibition inside the mosque
  • An exhibition inside the mosque

 

Location map of the Mosque of the Janissaries

 

 

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