Arabati Baba Tekke, Tetovo

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Religious Site · Tourist Spot
The Arabati Baba Tekḱe (Macedonian: Арабати баба-теќе, Albanian: Teqeja e Baba Harabatit, Turkish: Harabati Baba Tekkesi) is a tekḱe located in Tetovo, North Macedonia. The tekke was originally built in 1538 around the türbe of Sersem Ali Baba, an Ottoman dervish. In 1799, a waqf provided by Recep Paşa established the current grounds of the tekke. The finest surviving Bektashi lodge in Europe, the sprawling complex features flowered lawns, prayer rooms, dining halls, lodgings and a great marble fountain inside a wooden pavilion.

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  • The Dervish is very welcoming and will answer all your questions. The only problem is that you need somebody to translate if you do not speak Albanian or Macedonian. Sometimes there is somebody else.....  more »
  • Sadly this place is quite dilapidated in various areas but is still well worth a visit. We arrived early one evening and just entered the complex through what looked like the main gates and wandered.....  more »
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  • Interesting place to see. Quite unique, in some ways.
  • I LOVE THIS THIS PLACE BECAUSE IS MY TOWNSHIP!!!

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