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Kocatepe Mosque (Kocatepe Camii)

Ankara, Turkey (Çankaya)
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Ranked #6 of 105 Attractions in Ankara
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Architectural Buildings, Religious Sites
Description: This commanding mosque was built between 1967 and 1987 and is both the newest and largest in the city.
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London, United Kingdom
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50 reviews 50 reviews
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58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

This is not the most beautiful mosque I have ever visited but it has a very peaceful atmosphere and is worth visiting. It is very large and has attractive stained glass windows. By the doors shoes can be left and plastic bags are provided should you wish to carry them about with you. Ladies should wear a scarf.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 via mobile

A place must see when being in Ankara , very large special design , you can find old and new ottoman civilization in

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iran
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26 reviews 26 reviews
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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

t's a very big mosque with a very big yard, it's very peaceful and in the mosque you can see a lot of colours. There is a so big chandler in the middle of the mosque with some little chandlers around it. It was so beautiful .

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Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
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12 reviews 12 reviews
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

Great building and architecture . Well maintain. Try to read the history of Turkey before coming for visiting and it will be more exiting

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San Antonio, Texas
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20 attraction reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

This is a relatively new structure but it is massive and worth a quick look. It looks more impressive from the outside than inside.

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Munich, Germany
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

It's not old. It's not the pinnacle of islamic architecture. But - it's very, very big. Wikipedia says 24000 can fit - I don't know what 24000 people look like, but when I went, walking barefoot on the carpet (I've since been told that's a no-no), there were only some children playing catch (and they were barefoot, too, so I... More

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Padua, Italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

I think this is the real must-see place in ankara... i even like it more than the blue mosque, in istanbul.. it is big, peaceful, full of colours. A beautiful place to pray, no matter what God...

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Naples, Italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014

One of the most beautiful interiors I have ever seen. Details everywhere. The chandelier at the center is breathtaking. The surrounding neighborhood is very nice, and a wonderful place to eat as there are many restaurants.

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Ankara, Turkey
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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2014

This is one of the largest mosques in Turkey, a poor replica of Mimar Sinan' s mosques in Edirne and Istanbul. Visiting the place is total waste of time.

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New York
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2014

This is perhaps the largest mosque in Turkey, but quite uninspiring in terms of the architecture and the interiors. Considering that it is a relatively a new mosque, one has to compare it with the ones in Doha, Casablanca, Muscat and Abu Dhabi. It does not come even close. Young men were lying sprawled on the floor inside as if... More

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