Saturday, June 13, 2009

Constanta – an architectural view (III)

Constanta - Carol I Mosque. Also known as the Great Mahmudiye Mosque, this muslim church was built between 1910-1912, during the reign of King Carol I. The monument had a model in Konia Mosque from Analotia, Turkey. You cand see it from Ovid’s Square.

Constanta - The mosque is the first building in Romania made of reinforced concrete. It is designed in Egyptian-Byzantine style, with some Romanian architectural features.

Constanta - Carol I Mosque - Side view.

Constanta - Carol I Mosque. The minaret (50 m high) is built in Moorish style.

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