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Bosnia and Herzegovina- Tabacica Mosque

This historical mosque, situated in the vicinity of the Old Bridge, in the most touristic part of Mostar, was built c. 1600. 

This monocameral mosque had a rectangular plan a roof of slates and a slender minaret, twenty metres high. A wooden porch marked the entrance.

This picturesque little mosque suffered considerable damage during military operations in 1992 and 1993: the minaret was razed, the roof collapsed and the wooden porch was destroyed. Naturally, the interior was utterly devastated.

With the assistance of Professor Carlo Blasi of the University of Florence and who has collaborated with UNESCO on various occasions, and thanks to the work of the historical monuments architect, Mr Jean-Louis Taupin, the restoration project is now completed and the restored mosque was inaugurated in June 2000.