Edhem Bey Camii (Albanian)

Edhem Bey Camii (Albanian)

Haci Edhem Bey Mosque is a mosque built in Tiran, the capital city of today’s Albanian Republic, during the Ottoman period.

The Edhem Bey Mosque is located on the square in the center of Tirana and next to the clock tower. The mosque is single-domed and has a square plan. There are porches at the entrance of the glass. The interior surfaces of the glass and porches are embellished with pencil work embroideries.

The Edhem Bey Mosque was closed in 1966 by the Enver Hodja-initiated Chinese-like communist practice in Albania, and turned into a museum. The mosque was reopened in the 1990s after the communist regime in Albania was gone and democracy was passed.