The Rajab Pasha mosque in the medieval city is being restored

In the context of the Ministry of Culture’s strategic planning for the promotion of the World Heritage Site of Medieval Rhodes UNESCO, including the restoration of the Rajab Pasha mosque. The maintenance and restoration of the grave monument-mausoleum, as well as the formation of its surroundings, is carried out by the competent services of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Recovery and Resilience Fund.

Minister of Culture Lina Mendonisaid: “The mosque Rajab PashaThe designated historical monument in the medieval town of Rhodes, Dorieos Square, is considered one of the most important monuments of Ottoman architecture on the island. Due to its dimensions and construction method, it is assumed that it was built by highly skilled personnel and was probably summoned from the central region of the empire. Restoration of the mosque, neoclassical school, his mansion Mr. HasanOne of Perivola’s works Ministry of Culture is running this period in the Medieval City, with a total budget of around 20,000,000 euros, mainly Recovery Fund.

THE Medieval city Rhodes is one of the great comparative advantages not only of Rhodes and the Dodecanese, but also of Greece. It is a rare residential complex in our country, with its fortifications and town planning, public buildings, temples and residences preserved almost intact. In this area, which has been declared and included in the World Heritage List UNESCOwe must invest to create a better future for the city itself and its residents.”

Redzep Pasha Mosque was built in 1588 in honor of General Redzep Pasha, who participated in the siege of Rhodes in 1522. Suleiman the Magnificent. The mausoleum, which is the subject of the restoration study, is part of the mosque complex and part of the Redzep Pasha Mosque conservation, restoration and promotion project. The pathology presented by the building is due to the aging of the materials, exposure to weather conditions, as well as contact with debris and portable materials from the neighboring area.

The restoration works include the opening, preservation and aesthetic restoration of its design decoration, the removal of fragile plasters inside the dome and the construction of new ones after the sanitization of the background, as well as the preservation and restoration of marble elements where necessary. their original structure. The lighting of the surrounding area includes the configuration of the exterior of the mosque complex and the mausoleum.

Sanitary facilities are being built in the part behind the mausoleum and the warehouse. It is also planned to restore and rebuild the stone fence around the place where the plot fell, to install a wooden railing as soon as possible for the easy movement of people, and to cover the entire yard with a natural floor that is stabilized against slipping. with mobility difficulties and wheelchairs, but and the construction of a flower bed – a living room where plane trees are planned to be planted in the central part of the yard.

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