Buyuk Cami in Kefe — a lost masterpiece of Crimean architecture

In the 16th – 19th centuries in the city of Kefa stood the majestic Buyuk Cami Mosque, founded by order of the then governor of the Ottoman Empire in the city of Sehzade Suleiman – the future Sultan Suleiman the Magnificent. Once the largest mosque in Crimea, Suleiman-Cami impressed many travelers, who claimed that it was not inferior to the most beautiful mosques in Istanbul. But the mosque was not destined to survive to this day.