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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.
Selcuk, Turkey
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

This is not a big mosque built in 14th Century. Its unique structure has columns taken from Ephesus so there is a blending of cultures in this mosque. As it is a working mosque, you need to remove shoes and ladies need to be covered...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed October 4, 2018 via mobile

The largest mosque built in the era of Anatolian Beyliks, the mosque consists of recycled columns from the surrounding temples. It has an ornate courtyard but the inside of the mosque itself is simple. Do but some calligraphy from the small shop adjoining it...the former...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed August 7, 2018

The place is very peaceful and beautiful. It is very ancient mosque. The architecture is beautiful. It has a lawn inside with flowers. Wearing robes and scarves is must here. They are available for free near the entrance. If running out of time, you can...More

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank Shilpa V
Reviewed August 1, 2018

I visited the Isa Bey mosque from the 13th century and i took a free book on frequently asked questions on islam for later reading. It is always fascinating taking your shoes off and walking around a working mosque, especially on Friday which is similar...More

Date of experience: May 2018
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Reviewed June 21, 2018

We are fortunate to set our feet at this beautiful mosque. The mosque architecture dating from the 14th century was impressive. Column from ancient temples was use to support the wall adding to the already beautiful arc internally. The courtyard is beautifully crafted and surrounded...More

Date of experience: April 2018
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Reviewed April 28, 2018

This is a14th century structure that has columns from an ancient temple as the interior supports. As with all mosques it was plain inside but in perfect proportions. Scarves and long garments were available to cover yourself if you have no head covering as a...More

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank Sus1952
Reviewed April 11, 2018 via mobile

Great place to come to relax in the tranquil place. We visited after afternoon prayers. Imam was around to answer questions about the mosque and islam.

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank nomadic2012
Reviewed March 6, 2018

Usually visited in conjunction with St.John's Basilica up the road. Access to the Mosque allowed as they provide appropriate clothing to pop on over whatever your wearing. Garden peaceful with lots of artifacts stacked against the walls.

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank Jan W
Reviewed February 6, 2018

It was built in 14th century by Ali Dımışklıoğlu to commemmorate Isa Bey, an Emir of Aydin before they conquered by Ottoman a couple years later. The architecture so unique due to asymmetric design and the dome completed with Iznik ceramics. We met the imam...More

Date of experience: January 2018
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Reviewed February 4, 2018

Constructed by ibn Al din Aldimaski by order from the Sultan. We stop and having our Dzuhur prayer. Its resemble the Umayyad mosque in Damaskus, with big courtyard inside. The Imam also very informative about inter-religion question.

Date of experience: January 2018
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