In the context of the strategic plan of the Ministry of Culture for the promotion of the Medieval City of Rhodes, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, the restoration of the mosque of Recep Pasha is also included. The maintenance and restoration of the burial monument-mausoleum, as well as the landscaping of its surroundings, are being carried out by the competent services of the Ministry of Culture, with resources from the Recovery and Resilience Fund.

The Minister of Culture, Lina Mendoni, said: “The Recep Pasha Mosque, a designated historical monument, in Dorieos Square, in the Medieval City of Rhodes, is considered one of the most important monuments of Ottoman architecture on the island. From its proportions and the way it was built, it is presumed that it was built by highly experienced personnel, most likely called from a central region of the empire. The restoration of the mosque, the neoclassical school, the mansion of Hassan Bey, the Garden of Eden are some of the projects that the Ministry of Culture is currently implementing in the Medieval City, mainly from the resources of the Recovery Fund.

The Medieval City of Rhodes is one of the great comparative advantages not only of Rhodes and the Dodecanese, but of Greece. It is a unique settlement in our country, which is preserved almost intact, with its fortifications and urban planning, public buildings, temples and residences. We must invest in this area, which was declared and included in the UNESCO World Heritage Sites, in order to create a better future for the city and its inhabitants.”

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