The remnants of the Meçites Mosque, the Hamam, and the Seven Fountains form a historical ensemble of cultural significance. Integrated into the foundations of the Meçites mosque, originally named after Hadji Murad, the Seven Fountains emanate a soothing sound of running water that becomes increasingly audible as you approach. Adjacent to the fountain, the vestiges of the minaret tower, sadly destroyed during the communist era, lie to the right. Today, a dwelling occupies the original site of the mosque, standing on its foundational remnants.
Descend the three steps to explore the remaining fountains, some of which remain functional, accompanied by intricately crafted dedicatory inscriptions. These fountains served as places of ritual cleansing for the devout before participating in prayers at the mosque. On the opposite side stands a traditional Turkish bathhouse known as the Hamam, currently closed and patiently awaiting restoration. Notably, the roof of the Hamam has undergone recent repair efforts, thanks to the diligent work of the Gjirokastra Conservation and Development Organization. This historical complex not only offers a glimpse into the region's architectural and religious past but also stands as a testament to ongoing preservation and restoration endeavors.
34GR+G88, Rruga Jonuz Cuci, Gjirokaster, Albania