Ebu Bekr Mosque

Mosque in Shkodër

Plaza Scene With Ebu Bekr Mosque Shkodra Albania
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The mosque at Ebu Bekr, commonly known as the Great Mosque, although its official name is the Sheik Zamil Abdullah Al-Zamil Mosque. It is a modern structure inspired by Ottoman mosques dating from the 16th century. It was built on the site of an old, historic mosque which was demolished during the Communist era.

The original mosque at Ebu Bekr dates back to around the 18th century. and was named after the Ottoman statesman Ebubekir Pasha, who lived during the 17th and 18th centuries. The mosque had a famous Madrasa, or religious school, at its heyday that drew Muslim scholars from all over the world.

In 1995, it was completely renovated and refacted with Saudi Arabia’s monetary donations. Visitors are welcome to go inside and marvel at the fantastic interior and enjoy the ambience of meditation. The building is beautiful on the outside, and the surrounding park is clean and serene-which contrasts sharply with the busy and noisy streets nearby.

This mosque is the key landmark of Shkodra after the Rozafa Fortress, and its tall minarets are a convenient point of reference for finding a way through the city.


The Ebu Bekr Mosque appears in our Complete Guide to Visiting Shkodër!

Other names of Ebu Bekr Mosque

The Ebu Bekr Mosque has the following names: Ebu Bekr, Great Mosque, Sheik Zamil Abdullah Al-Zamil Mosque, El Zamil.

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Visiting Ebu Bekr Mosque

Address: Rruga Fushë Cele 1 Shkodër Albania
Duration: 1 hours

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