|Zagreb mosque today- built in connection of tradition and modernity|
The mosque was built by the Zagreb builders “Tehnika” and the architect, Džemal Čelić is a Professor at Sarajevo University, Bosnia and Herzegovina. His design was co-authored by Mirza Gološ, an architect from Sarajevo, while Ešref Kovačević, the best known Bosnian calligrapher of the time, took charge of the calligraphy (www.islamska-zajednica.hr).
We went to the tourist information centre in Galvni Kolodvor but the direction given wasn't very clear. We tried to ask people we met at the tram station but not all knew where the place is. Finally, after a long walk we did find the mosque and we had a wonderful lunch at the restaurant in the mosque. Most people in the mosque were very friendly but we were not able to ask much question due to language barrier.
How to go to the mosque?
Take tram no 6, from the tram station in front of Galvni Kolodvor. You can actually take several trams; number 6, 7, 14 and 8 to reach the mosque. But we took tram line number 6 in front of Galvni Kolodvor (the main train station). Stopped at the Folnegovićevo naselje station and walked about 15 minutes passing the residential flats and once you get on the main road with traffic lights at the junction, the minaret is visible from a distance.
The address of the mosque:
Zagreb Mosque and Islamic Centre
Medžlis of the Islamic community
|The whole complex is 10,000 square meter|
|Part of the complex|
|Another view of the mosque|
|42meters high minaret|
|The domes resemble shells|
|Ceramic calligraphy constitutes surah Yassin|
|The interior of Zagred mosque portrays simplicity|
|The first floor is the ladies' hall|
|The ladies' hall|
|The main prayer hall|
|The Mihrab is adorned with the calligraphy from Ayatul Kursi|
|Mimbar where the Imam preaches|
|Remains from the fence of the old mosque's Mimbar|
|The mimbar of the old Zagreb mosque|
|The remains of the old mosque mihrab exhibited|