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The Hassan Bek Mosque — also known as the Hasan Bey — is considered to be one of the most well-known mosques located between Neve Tzedek, Tel Aviv, and the Mediterranean Sea, on the fast road to Jaffa.

The unique Ottoman style architecture it displays contrasts sharply with the contemporary modern high-rises that are situated nearby, employing a white limestone instead the more common stone of the area being a yellow-brown limestone. The walls refined by narrow engaged piers that divide the wide façades into smaller sections are perforated with intricately decorated and colorfully glazed windows.

Its towering slender minaret contrasts with the square prayer hall and it has a proportionally low flat concrete roof and shallow dome projecting from its central bay. A very low tower can be seen attached to the opposite side of the mosque.

The Hassan Bek Mosque built in 1916, by Jaffa’s Turkish-Arab governor of the same name, was part of Manshiye, Jaffa’s northernmost neighborhood which spread northwards along the Mediterranean seashore.

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  • Copyright: Tsilla Nahari (tnahari) Silver Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 28 W: 1 N: 35] (207)
  • Genre: Lugares
  • Medium: Cor
  • Date Taken: 2009-01-16
  • Categories: Arquitectura
  • Exposição: f/3.2, 1/1250 segundos
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  • Versão da Foto: Versão Original
  • Date Submitted: 2009-06-18 5:41
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