Aziziye Mosque
Aziziye Mosque
4.5
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Carol A S
Marietta, GA4,202 contributions
May 2019
Aziziye Mosque combines Baroque and traditional Ottoman architecture in a pleasing way. The original Mosque was commissioned in the late 17th century by Damat Mustafa Pasha (husband of Hatice Sultan, the daughter of sultan Mehmet IV). Unfortunately, it was destroyed in a fire in 1867, but was recommissioned by Pertevniyal, the mother of sultan Abdülaziz in 1874. (It's name Aziziye refers to Abdülaziz). The stone mosque square is in plan, with twin minarets flanking the main entrance. Minaret şerefe (balcony) roofs are supported by columns in a style unusual in Turkey. The şadırvans (water fountains) are adjacent to the minarets. The narthex (porch) has three small domes supported by six marble pillars, and the massive wood door is reminiscent of Baroque cathedral doors. Atypically, the mosque's main floor is elevated, accessed by stairs. The praying hall is square with a large dome, tastefully decorated, and well illuminated by large windows. The mihrab (niche pointing to Mecca) and mimber (pulpit) are dark bluish marble framed by gilded Baroque embellishments. I found the mosque to be a peaceful place for contemplation, and appreciated the architects skill in combining the Baroque and Ottoman architectural elements in a pleasing style. Aziziye mosque is beautifully lit at night. It is open daily with no entry fee, although a donation is appreciated. It is an active mosque, so may be closed during prayers.
Written January 2, 2020
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Aqua_Uomo
Toronto, Canada8,033 contributions
Mar 2022
What makes it different? This mosques was built at the peak of Ottoman military and cultural power to show the welfare and power of the Ottoman Empire. Therefore Sultan Selim II didn't spare any resources starting with hiring the best architect of the time, imperial architect (Mimar) Sinan who built it relatively fast between 1568 and 1575. It was his prerogative the exceed the size and the grandeur of Hagia Sophia. Which he indeed accomplished. Upon completion the Aziziye's erected dome is six cubits higher and four cubits wider than the dome of Hagia Sophia..

In the same complex are the the seminary, the museum and the tombs of the sultans, really interesting to see. The whole place is well kept and organized. You can spend a good couple of hours there. Better get an Audio Guide, we couldn't, all English guides were out and this was only March 23! Imagine in full season?

Konya will never disappoint.
Written April 5, 2022
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aguvenis
Istanbul, Türkiye234 contributions
Dec 2011 • Couples
Aziziye Mosque a 19th century mosque , built on the site of a 17th century mosque burned down by a fire is located at the city center . A sample for late Ottoman era architecture the European baroque influence can easily be detected.

Unlike most of Ottoman mosques Aziziye camii does not have a courtyard. Several steps take you to the elegant inside roofed by a single dome, surrounded by several tall windows letting in plenty of daylite . The refined altar and pulpit is made of bluish marble, a local stone . The five entrance doors ot the mosque also sets it apart from the rest of the classic mosques. The calligraphy above the altar doors are remarkable. The m,narets has very elegant covered balconies ( şerefe) .

The mosque is a block away from Mevlana Center. You can visit any time, best avoid prayer time in noon and afternoon. The time table is usually hung on the wall however morning hours are good time t ovisit. No shoes are allowed but you can put your shoes on the shelves inside the mosque. For women head scarfs needed no shorts are allowed.
Written February 21, 2012
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kuletgin
Kusadasi, Türkiye363 contributions
Jan 2015 • Friends
Aziziye Mosque, one of the most beautiful mosques in Konya, is in the center of Konya city but most of the visitors never see this fantastic mosque because of unknown information. Aziziye mosque was built during the reign of Sultan Abdulaziz reflecting the new baroque architectural style in the influence of western effect. The mosque contains nice wall decorations, gold plated pulpit, niche and minbar as well as the marble columns supporting the main inside. The holy verses from holy Koran were inscribed with splendid calligraphic inscriptions around the altar which grabs visitor's eyes at once. My recommendation is to the visitors, save some time to visit this wonderful Ottoman mosque.
Written April 4, 2015
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Leeeql
Amsterdam, The Netherlands75 contributions
Sep 2014 • Couples
It is not probably the most beautiful and well-known mosque. We also visited just by accident, but it is still used for daily pray, where is not a lots tourists flooded.
Written October 8, 2014
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Averil N
Exeter, UK293 contributions
Sep 2014 • Couples
Wherever we were in the city we seemed able to see the unusual minarets of Aziziye, a guiding beacon for our hotel. Close to, this is still unusual and interesting - decorative pillars and beautiful entrance door, with some very artistic internal embellishments. Would recommend a visit.
Written September 28, 2014
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flyingwish
Westminster, MD169 contributions
Aug 2014 • Couples
We liked this mosque a lot. However, it is not overwhelming as some of the great mosques in Istanbul and Ankara that we had visited. Quite place with no rush of tourists.
Written August 11, 2014
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Behnaz-R
Tehran, Iran22 contributions
Jul 2018 • Solo
Peaceful, historic and beautiful. This mosque decorated in the best way the Square! I went there two times in a 4 days visit.
Written April 7, 2019
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Heather F
Sydney, Australia133 contributions
Jul 2018 • Couples
An amazing place to visit - lovely grounds but can get very crowded. There are tombs and amazing wax figures depicting daily life of the Dervish. You can also immerse yourself in History with detailed explanations in both Turkish and English. Definitely worth a visit
Written August 1, 2018
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Sandy M
468 contributions
Jul 2018 • Family
It's a very nice mosque. Maybe one of the few that have wood carving items inside. Our visit was blessed since we met a wonderful lady who does the cleaning and the guy who is in charge of the mosque. We learnt from both of them the beautiful simple things!
Written July 29, 2018
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