Shorbagi Mosque


The picturesque Shorbagi Mosque lies at the heart of the old Ottoman Anfushi district. Built in the mid-18th century, it shows how salvaged remnants of antiquity were reused and has a wonderful 1st-floor gallery built over ground-floor souq stalls.

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