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“Peaceful” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Isa Bey Mosque

Isa Bey Mosque
Selcuk, Turkey
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Ranked #18 of 42 Attractions in Selcuk
Type: Ancient Ruins, Religious Sites, Cultural
Activities: City walk sightseeing
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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.
Mississauga, Canada
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 attraction reviews
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“Peaceful”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2012

There is a small courtyard garden in the mosque surrounded by pieces of columns that must have once stood tall. there isn't much to see but nice to have a bit of a quiet break in the garden.

Visited September 2012
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Bellville, South Africa
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“Historical mosque”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2012

We visited the mosque while in Selcuk during Ramadan - we were worried about entering but were soon invited in to take photographs by the friendly Imam. The Imam gave us a brief explanation of the historical mosque. Please feel free to buy things from the Imam as he has a stall selling goods at the entrance to the mosque.

Visited August 2012
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“Simple Mosque.”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2012

The Mosque was very plain, with renovated walls. To left of the entrance remain bits of Arabic scripture. The garden is quaint with a fountain and palm trees. Ancient ruins are stacked near the far end of the garden.

Visited August 2012
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“Old mosque, not much attractive”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2012

The mosque is not impressive, not a big one, and decoration is simple.
More interesting is the courtyard, outside, where you can see the remains of the old temple. It is a good idea to have a personal guide, that will explain you better the history of the place. This way you will have a better understanding of what you are seeing.
Of course, in front of the mosque, there are several souvenir shops.

Visited August 2012
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“Cool Courtyard”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2012

I liked the courtyard the most. The inside is spacious-- not particularly ornate-- put pretty nonetheless. Close to town so definitely worth peaking in for 5-10 minutes, though don't worry if you miss it.

Visited August 2012
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