Banya Bashi Mosque is located in the center of Sofia, near the hot mineral springs. (Banya Bashi means “many baths”). It was built in 1576 during the Ottoman military expansion by the best known Ottoman architect Miamar Sinan. He was also created Selemiye mosque in Edrine and Suleyman mosque in Istanbul.

This brick mosque is famous for its large dome, diameter 15m, and the high minaret.

Today the Banya Bashi mosque is the only active mosque in Sofia and it is used by the Sofia’s muslim community.

Tourists are welcome outside prayers time but if they are modestly dressed.

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