Tel Aviv Sights

El-Mahmoudiye Mosque

  • Yefet St., at Mifratz Shlomo St. Map It
  • Jaffa
  • Religious Building/Site/Shrine

Published 05/12/2016

Fodor's Review

When Turkish governor Muhammed Abu Najat Aja built the fountain here in the early 19th century, it had six pillars and an arched roof, providing shade as well as refreshment. The fountain's foundation is still visible in the parking lot west of the minaret. It's closed to the public, as is the rest of the mosque, but if its ornate carved doors on the western side are open, you can peek into the spacious restored courtyard surrounded by arches. The archway on the south side formed the entrance to the hammam, or old Turkish bath. In the late 19th century, a separate entrance was built into the east wall to save the governor and other dignitaries the bother of having to push through the market-square crowds at the main entrance, on the south wall.

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Yefet St., at Mifratz Shlomo St., Tel Aviv, Tel Aviv, 68038, Israel

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Published 05/12/2016

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