Argoun Shah Mosque

The mosque of the Emir Arghoun Shah was built several decades before Tripoli fell to the Ottomans. Located in the Saff el-Balat neighborhood, its south side has been rebuilt and painted but the east facade and unique minaret have been left untouched.


The mosque’s minaret is distinguished by its cylindrical shape and its ten-sided balcony, which has stone screens of richly carved Arabesque and geometric patterns, each one unique to itself. They are by far the most elaborate stone screens found in Tripoli and perhaps in all of Lebanon.

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