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Ferhadija mosque


It was built in 1579 under the reign of Ferhad Pasha Sokolovic, when Banja Luka became the centre of Bosnian pashalik. It is one of the most significant cultural-historical monuments of the oriental culture in Bosnia and Herzegovina, built in the same way as the school of famous Turkish architect, Sinan.

Ferhad Pasha Sokolovic was the member of famous Sokolovic family, who marked a part of Bosnian history, in the time when the Ottoman Empire was on the peak of its power. Ferhadija was destroyed in 1993. in the Civil War, and its rebuilding, based on the same project, has started in 2006.