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Isa Bey Mosque

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Address: Selcuk, Turkey
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This fine example of Seljukian architecture was purposely built with an...

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.

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Beautiful Mosque and garden

Definitely worth seeing, especially as it is a few steps away from St John's Basilica. Beautiful and intimate. Also has interesting small shops outside.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed December 6, 2014
Remi M
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Boston, Massachusetts
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Durban, South Africa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 15, 2015

The Mosque was down the road from our hotel, so again we were able to explore at our leisure. It is a beautiful tranquil oasis. We were also taken there on our guided tour but could spend time just sitting and absorbing the tranquility.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 24, 2014 via mobile

The inside part of the mosque is so so but the yard is very beautiful.

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Thank Rui S
Cape Town Central, South Africa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 17, 2014

Turkey is filled with camii (mosques), but this one was the most special one of all. Walking in you immediately get a sense of what it must have been like back in the day, when mosques were the centre of the community. I could sit here for hours.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 6, 2014

Definitely worth seeing, especially as it is a few steps away from St John's Basilica. Beautiful and intimate. Also has interesting small shops outside.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 27, 2014

Really enjoyed visiting and praying in the ancient Mosque. Kids played and rested in the courtyard. A peaceful place for friday prayers. Lovely simple architecture but so tastefully done. Really enjoyed visiting.

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Aalst, Belgium
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 27, 2014

Well I've seen many mosques in my lifetime, and this one is a very old, but well preserved one. It can't be compared to the later huge buildings as in Esfahan, but it has an architectural beauty of its own, and it is one of the oldest mosques I ever saw.

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Winnipeg, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 23, 2014

Going to Isa Bey mosque would be worth your visit if you don't plan to visit any other mosques outside of Istanbul. It's a good example of how older mosques are structured and restored for future generations.

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Capel, Australia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 11, 2014

Try visiting on a Saturday afternoon and you may be able to witness the intersection of the old and the new, with local brides and grooms turning up near sunset to have their photos taken of their special day. The mosque has a peaceful atmosphere. I especially enjoyed sitting in the courtyard and watching the birds around the minaret.

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San Antonio, Texas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 30, 2014

The Isabey mosque is about a 5 minute walk from Basilica of St. John. It is an ancient mosque like fifty others in Turkey. We spent about 10 minutes looking it over.

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Warrington, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 29, 2014

The Mosque is a welcoming and interesting place to visit. It is best have a guide to explain the background and Muslim traditions, but that is not essential. The size and layout of the Mosque is interesting and overall this makes for a good visit.

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