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ČARŠI MOSQUE

Old Bazaar.

Close to the city’s surviving Ottoman clock tower, the oldest part of the long-abandoned and sadly derelict Čarši (Bazaar) Mosque dates back to 1475. Complete with an equally disintegrating minaret, wandering around the roofless building is a strange pleasure indeed, and one that probably won’t be possible for much longer thanks to the increasingly perilous condition of the structure. Much of the Old Bazaar in which it’s located remains. A walk around its streets and drinking Turkish coffee in one of its many cafés is a highly recommended thing to do when in town. Immediately west of the mosque is a typically colourful fruit and vegetable market selling all sorts of locally grown edible delights.

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