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The Wooden Mosque in Podkova

The mosque is unique of construction technology – it’s constructed without a single nail to be used. It’s declared a monument of culture. It was built in1438 in the village of Podkova, Kirkovo area in the Eastern Rhodopes. It is considered one of the oldest mosques on the Balkan peninsula. The legend says that the mosque was built for just one night by seven young women . That is why its other name is “The Mosque of the Seven Girls”. The mosque is acting temple and one more thing – the locals consider the place to be healing.

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