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Interesting if you are in the area

If you are in the area is interesting to go and see it. This is another church converted in mosque... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
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Church converted to Mosque

Another Christian -> Muslim conversion. Personally love the architectural changes. A pleasant, calm... read more

Reviewed December 11, 2018
Birmingham, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

If you are in the area is interesting to go and see it. This is another church converted in mosque, where they are practising dervish dance.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank ElenaP2205
Reviewed December 11, 2018

Another Christian -> Muslim conversion. Personally love the architectural changes. A pleasant, calm space.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Dr_Bob1
Reviewed June 12, 2018

Church to Mosque conversion. Worth seeing what is retained as having value from one group to another. Worth checking out the craftsmanship of the stone masons and how the external form remains pretty much intact. Very relaxed and quiet inside and a place you can...More

Date of experience: May 2018
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Reviewed April 7, 2018 via mobile

Formerly St Nicholas church. Fine decorative elements around the doors, etc. To be admired even if you don't attend the whirling dervishes performance.

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank kattullus
Reviewed February 3, 2018 via mobile

You can visit the church, where the Whirling Dervish Performance happens! It is a beautiful construction and very easy to visit!

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank adibfarid
Reviewed December 9, 2017

Fascinating to watch the whirling dervishes of the Sufi sect of Islam going through their meditation ritual in the charismatic gowns. Followed by a brief conversation about the mystic poetry of Maulvi Jalaluddin Rumi

Date of experience: December 2017
Thank SubhasisB
Reviewed December 6, 2017 via mobile

A beautiful conserved building, with performances by the dervishes for 7euros per person at 12, 2 and 5pm daily except sunday.

Date of experience: December 2017
Thank backpacktheworld1980
Reviewed October 1, 2017

This was an interesting experience. Meditative music and spinning young men performing this ritual dance.Forth of seeing.

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank TerttuK_13
Reviewed September 30, 2017

This attraction is now out of date on TripAdvisor as it is now only a church and hasn't been a mosque for some time. The mosque is next door and is called Selimiye. Once again the materials used in building this church were sandstone and...More

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank jordanellie41
Reviewed September 17, 2017

Managed to get out timings right this time and managed to see the Whirling Dervishes. 2 male dancers performing their ritual meditation program. They observe the rituals first by saluting the red fur post representing their founder Hz Mevlana Caladeein Rumi Bn 1207. This is...More

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank Lyall D
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