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Kocatepe Mosque (Kocatepe Camii)

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Address: Ankara, Turkey
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This commanding mosque was built between 1967 and 1987 and is both the...

This commanding mosque was built between 1967 and 1987 and is both the newest and largest in the city.

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A must see place in Ankara

Nice architecture, reminding of blue mosque. with a great ambiance. It's really worth a visit while anyone in Ankara.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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Tehran, Iran
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Ankara, Turkey
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10 reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

well if you re only coming to Ankara and wondering about big mosques; this is the only one. If not; spend your time in İstanbul where you can find plenty of them which are the real masterpieces of Ottoman mosque architecture and (of course) of Sinan the Architect. Yes, you ve got the point; unfortunately it is a replica...

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Tehran, Iran
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Nice architecture, reminding of blue mosque. with a great ambiance. It's really worth a visit while anyone in Ankara.

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Thank R M
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I can recommend to have lunch at the first floor for waiting until prayer times. It is always available to find a place for prayer there.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

There is nothing very interesting but if you want to pray you can go . It is a standart , but very big mosque.. Mostly at the noon time there will be a funeral so it will be crowded.. There is a parking place below the mosque.

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 31, 2016

This is one of the largest mosques in the world, built in a modern Islamic style it can accommodate up to 24,000 worshippers and has not only a car park underneath the large forecourt area but also a shopping centre. If possible take a guided tour for a better understanding of the architecture.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 13, 2016

The Kocatepe Mosque is the largest mosque in Ankara, the capital of Turkey. It was built between 1967 and 1987 in the Kocatepe quarter in Kızılay. There are some shops under and nearby.This project is built in a neo-classical Ottoman architecture style. They have a few simple rules like taking your shoes off or for women to cover their hair.... More 

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Jakarta, Indonesia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 18, 2016

lovely and beautiful mosque. one of the largest mosque in the world. visit here with my friend on friday, when most moslem in Turkey come to jummah prayer

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 7, 2016 via mobile

It is next to kizilay and you can go there by metro easily. There are some shops under and nearby. The location is not that touristical. Be careful

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Ankara, Turkey
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 14, 2016

The Mosque was built in 1987. It is one of the greatest mosques built after the republic of Turkey was founded. It is located in Ankara at the upper part of Kizilay the center of the city. It has a wonderful architecture and should be visited if you are in Ankara.

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Toronto, Ontario, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 25, 2016

The buildings and grounds are impressive.All the contents of the buildings were well displayed and documents. It was a great educational eye-opener about the culture and history of Turkey.

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