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Isa Bey Mosque

Selcuk, Turkey
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Ranked #19 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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Hoofddorp
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56 reviews 56 reviews
21 attraction reviews
150 helpful votes 150 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

Quiet and serene location. Impressive to see. A mosque built in a unique style. Try to get a book with a good explanation of this mosque, or find a guide that really knows the history and is able to make history come alive. You can enter the mosque free of charge, but please be respectful of the sacred meaning and... More

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Kalmar, Sweden
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89 reviews 89 reviews
42 attraction reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

If you're close by, do stop here and visit the mosque! The garden is enchanting and there are so many beautiful remnants of history here - even if you decide against going into the mosque itself (if you want to enter, remember to cover up your shoulders and legs! Your head should also be covered, if you're a woman. We... More

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Gainsborough, United Kingdom
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35 reviews 35 reviews
17 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

Quiet and serene building, with impressive fortress ike outside walls: the imam was very welcoming and obiging, showing us a photo of Prince Charles visiting the site few yrs back

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Bahrain
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

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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40 attraction reviews
96 helpful votes 96 helpful votes
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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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
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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7 attraction reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
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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Senior Contributor
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
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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45 reviews 45 reviews
16 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
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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74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
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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