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Djumaya Mosque

Tsentralen, Plovdiv, Bulgaria

Djumaya Mosque is a medieval mosque in the city of Plovdiv.

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About Djumaya Mosque

Djumaya Mosque, also spelt Dzhumaya, is a medieval mosque in the city of Plovdiv. Plovdiv has a history that spans thousands of years, and is the cultural capital of Bulgaria and was the European Capital of Culture in 2019.

History of Djumaya Mosque

Accounts differ as to the age of Djumaya Mosque. It is officially recorded as having been built in 1363-64 on the site of the Sveta Petka Tarnovska Cathedral Church after the conquest of Plovdiv by the Ottoman army. During the reign of Sultan Murad I in the 15th century the old building was demolished and replaced by the modern-day mosque. Djumaya Mosque is still active today.

Djumaya Mosque Today

The mosque is large, with nine domes and a vast prayer hall. There is a minaret at the northeast corner of the main façade. Interior wall paintings date back to the late 18th and early 19th centuries. The mosque is one of the busiest in the city, and is often frequented by visitors and worshippers alike.

While you’re in Plovdiv, make sure to take a look at the ancient Plovdiv Amphitheatre, Plovdiv Roman Stadium, and Plovdiv Roman Stadium. The Djumaya Mosque also features as one of our Top Ten Tourist Attractions in Bulgaria.

Getting to Djumaya Mosque

From the centre of Plovdiv, the mosque is a 9 minute drive via Ruski Blvd. and 6th of September Blvd. / Route 8602. Public transport stops at the north-east tunnel, from where the site is a 5 minute walk. 


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