Giuma Mosque

Bad general condition. The immobile is not being maintained. It’s tourist value is not put to use, there is no information about the monument, no tourist routes include it.
  • Historic monument category B; code LMI CT-II-m-B-02864
  • 1850-1858
  • Amzacea, Constanța

The Giuma mosque is an immobile typical of the Ottoman rural religious buildings in the middle of the 19th century, made out of Dobrogea stone, with a short minaret and covered in tiles.

Certainly, the mosque was built by the Turks and Tatars established here after the 1853-1856 conflict, known as the War of Crimea, in which the Ottoman Empire defeated Russia. In the Autumn of the year 1916, during the battle between the Romanian troops, who were retreating from Dobrogea, and the German and Bulgarian ones, the frontline was close to the mosque. 

The mosque’s minaret was shot down, having been hit by the German shells that were targeting the Romanian positions. The mosque of Amzacea was the first muslim place of worship in Dobrogea devastated by the fighting of the First World War.

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