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Isa Bey Mosque

Selcuk, Turkey
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Ranked #18 of 41 Attractions in Selcuk
Type: Religious Sites, Ancient Ruins
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... more » 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. « less
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Bahrain
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

Beautiful Mosque with nice architecture and a cool story. Worth a visit when you are in Selcuk. Come in the morning before crowded. Love the store around the corner as well.

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Arlington, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

One of the nice things about staying in Selcuk is that many sites, excepting Ephesus, are an easy stroll from most everywhere else in town. We strolled down to the Isa Bey late one afternoon, doned scarfs and spent a few minutes inside. The more interesting sites were outside in the courtyard where many interesting architectural features can be seen.... More

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DC Area
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

This is a nice mosque, recently renovated with more renovations to come. A warm gentleman approached us and said my wife was sufficiently modestly dressed and didn't need to cover more. He said he was the imam, showed us a picture of him in his robes, and told us a little about the mosque. At one point, I turned to... More

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Hobart
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

My wife and I didn't like the Imam shepherding us into a stall where he pressured us to buy tiles painted by his son (we didn't, and it left us with an unpleasant feeling).

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

Beautiful Mosque with nice architecture and a cool story. Worth a visit when you are in Selcuk. The only downside is that there is a lot of sellers outside the Mosque and they really spoil the pictures... the interior is very beautiful though.

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Orangevale, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2014

The Mosque is beautiful and partially built from the remnants of the Temple of Artemis. It is just 2 blocks down the hill from St. Johns Basillica.

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Lincolnshire, Illinois
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Nice Mosque located just below the St.John site (good views from there). Unusual in that it has a large enclosed courtyard with flowering bushes. The mosque is located near the site of the ancient Temple of Artemis.

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2014

As with all mosques this one charges nothing for entry. It doesn't have the tile work of many others but it is beautifully restored. The carpet is worth the trip on its own.

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Sintra
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014

Located just below the castle in Selçuk this mosque was constructed with the stones from the temple of Artemis nearby. Its architecture owns a lot to roman inspiration especially in the courtyard and the outside walls. Inside one can find a beautiful mosque with lots of light and wonderful ceilings. Well worth the visit to get a quiet moment after... More

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Geel, Belgium
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

it's a small mosque, with an enclosed garden, just belof the basilica of St John. Some shops around, few visitors.

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