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Isa Bey Mosque

Address: Selcuk, Turkey
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Ranked #22 of 51 things to do in Selcuk
Type: Religious sites, Ancient ruins, Sights & Landmarks
Activities: City walk sightseeing
Owner description: This fine example of Seljukian architecture was purposely built with an asymmetrical style along...
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Type: Religious sites, Ancient ruins, Sights & Landmarks
Activities: City walk sightseeing
Owner description: This fine example of Seljukian architecture was purposely built with an asymmetrical style along with several Ottoman style elements, which are revealed in the turquoise and blue faience mosaics.

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Stockholm, Sweden
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32 reviews 32 reviews
16 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

A beautiful old mosque, built in the 14th century, in the beautiful town of Selcuk. The garden is really wonderful. If you want you can also visit the mosque to pray.

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Durban, South Africa
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6 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

The Mosque was down the road from our hotel, so again we were able to explore at our leisure. It is a beautiful tranquil oasis. We were also taken there on our guided tour but could spend time just sitting and absorbing the tranquility.

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5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2014

The inside part of the mosque is so so but the yard is very beautiful.

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014

Turkey is filled with camii (mosques), but this one was the most special one of all. Walking in you immediately get a sense of what it must have been like back in the day, when mosques were the centre of the community. I could sit here for hours.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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24 reviews 24 reviews
13 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

Definitely worth seeing, especially as it is a few steps away from St John's Basilica. Beautiful and intimate. Also has interesting small shops outside.

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London, United Kingdom
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32 attraction reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2014

Really enjoyed visiting and praying in the ancient Mosque. Kids played and rested in the courtyard. A peaceful place for friday prayers. Lovely simple architecture but so tastefully done. Really enjoyed visiting.

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Aalst, Belgium
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11 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2014

Well I've seen many mosques in my lifetime, and this one is a very old, but well preserved one. It can't be compared to the later huge buildings as in Esfahan, but it has an architectural beauty of its own, and it is one of the oldest mosques I ever saw.

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Winnipeg, Canada
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29 reviews 29 reviews
15 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014

Going to Isa Bey mosque would be worth your visit if you don't plan to visit any other mosques outside of Istanbul. It's a good example of how older mosques are structured and restored for future generations.

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Capel, Australia
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27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

Try visiting on a Saturday afternoon and you may be able to witness the intersection of the old and the new, with local brides and grooms turning up near sunset to have their photos taken of their special day. The mosque has a peaceful atmosphere. I especially enjoyed sitting in the courtyard and watching the birds around the minaret.

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San Antonio, Texas
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58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

The Isabey mosque is about a 5 minute walk from Basilica of St. John. It is an ancient mosque like fifty others in Turkey. We spent about 10 minutes looking it over.

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