Damad Ali Pasha's Turbe

Damad Ali Pasha's Turbe

When Belgrade became Turkish in 1521 it was turned into military base camp for waging attacks on Central Europe. Therefore, Belgrade was better known as Dar ul Dzihad or The Gate of War as Turks used to call it. The last Turkish campaign of that sort was led by Damad Ali Pasha. In 1716 he led Turkish army as far as Petrovaradin where he stuck in snow that suddenly fell on the 15th of August. This is why, all over Europe, churches dedicated to Saint Mary of Snow can still be found. Damad Ali Pasha was buried in Turkish style mausoleum called Turbe in Belgrade fortress.