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“A bit disappointing”
Review of Isa Bey Mosque

Isa Bey Mosque
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Owner description: 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.
Reviewed April 11, 2013

The courtyard is pretty, and so are the carpets. The inside is quite plain and not quite what I expected for a Mosque of its age. That being said, it's worth a visit as it is peaceful, and if you've never been to a mosque, it's worth the experience.

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Reviewed April 4, 2013

The mosque is just a short walk down hill from the St. John Basilica, and close to the Temple of Artemis. It is a small, peaceful mosque with a small simple courtyard to stroll through. Built in 1375, it is interesting to see its architectural style and some of the ruins. There are old tombstones along the wall that are interesting to see and compare styles. There is no charge to get in and it is worth a quick visit while in the area.

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Reviewed March 23, 2013

Mosque worth a short, respectful visit, particularly if you have not visited many mosques. Liked the simplicity and quiet.

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Reviewed February 22, 2013

After visiting mosques in Spain and Morocco, I was a little disappointed. Still, there's no charge, and the courtyard is quite beautiful. Do be aware that the Imam may appear to show you around, and then you will feel compelled to buy something from his shop in support of the upkeep of the mosque.

Thank Beverly J
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Reviewed February 1, 2013

Isa Bey Mosque was built in1375, and is a small Mosque and the outside part is partially in ruins. The inside has been restored and interestingly had florescent light bulbs in all the candelabra :)
There were old tombstones in the courtyard and other pieces of ruined columns that were ornate and interesting to observe.
The Imam had a little shop outside the Mosque where he sold (surprise) souvenirs...but he did give us a free card with a picture of the Mosque and then wrote out name in Arabic also. He was a very happy, friendly guy even though only one person bought something from him and let us all take a picture with him and his framed picture of him from about 20 years ago...he was very proud of it!

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