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Great Mosque and Hospital of Divrigi

Divrigi, Turkey
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Ranked #1 of 1 attractions in Divrigi
Type: Historic Sites, Religious Sites, Architectural Buildings
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Bodrum City, Turkey
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

It was built in 1220 in Selçuklu era as a mosque and a kınd of hospıtal ın today' s sense. The fıgures on the stones have no repetıtıon and mostly was dealt wıth a deep mystıcal thought ( tasavvufi idea) in his mınd bec every fıgure has an emphasıxe the modesty and humanıstıc values rather than the material ones .... More

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Kas, Turkey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2014

The exquisite stone carvings are truly impressive and Divriği Great Mosque and Hospital (Divriği Ulu Camii ve Darüşşifası) was built in 1220s! Portal of the Darüşşifa was outstanding. One could spend hours gazing at the gates (there are four). It is possible to stay in Divrigi but we preferred to stay in Kemaliye (Egin), about 70 km from Divrigi, a... More

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Montreal, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014

The mosque and attached hospital are a Unesco world heritage site and rightfully so. The stone carvings are quite breathtaking and the setting is lovely. We arrived in the town of Divrigi on the train from Kars and then continued on the next day using the local train to Sivas in the afternoon - very comfortable, great scenery and just... More

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Ankara, Turkey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2013

The minute I turned on the engine of the car in a rainy Ankara day, we were aware that we were heading to a different experience. We had 640 km to drive and we were carrying books to be donated to the Danaci Sadik Özgür primary school in Sivas, Divrigi, a small province in central Anatolia. The road was easy... More

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McLean, VA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2012

This World Heritage protected site is exceptionally intricate and beautiful. The stone-carved entrances are worth hours of contemplation. Inside the mosque, an air of antiquity and peace reigns. I would not have missed this, even though it is a full day excursion from Sivas. Wonderful!

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