Tombul Mosque

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Tombul Mosque information

Shumen , Bulgaria
Address
Street ul Rakovski 21
Telephone
+359 54 802 875
Prices
admission 2 lv
Opening hours
9am-6pm
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Lonely Planet review

Arguably Bulgaria’s most beautiful mosque, and definitely the largest still used, Shumen’s Tombul Mosque (1744) is also called the Sherif Halili Pasha Mosque. Its Turkish nickname, tombul (plump), refers to its 25m-high dome. The 40m-high minaret has 99 steps. Local Muslim belief says that the courtyard fountain gushes sacred water. Take the informative leaflet (English and French).