The mosque is built following the «quatrefoil» or «clover-leaf-cross-in-square» architectural style, as it's wide center dome is supported by four foils in a cross layout.
Since 1834 when Greece regained its sovereignty and Athens became the capital of the newly formed Greek state, and through the first decades of the 20th century, it was used as a military bakery. Later on, it was mainly used as a stockhouse of archaeological findings from the Acropolis and the nearby Agora excavations. Due to the plethora of available building material at the time of its erection, the mosque incorporates architectural elements from the classical and byzantine times, among which one can see even ancient ionic pedestals.
|Medieval Senses |
Walking Tour in Athens
The way that medieval Greece made its stake through history is quite different than the rest of Europe. Churches, mosques and hamam baths from this era survived through the centuries to tell us their stories. Let's discover them...