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“beautiful mosque”

Habibi Neccar Mosque
Ranked #2 of 28 things to do in Antakya
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Reviewed May 22, 2012

One of the most important places to visit in Antakya, it is beatiful mosque. I advice to see it certainly.

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Reviewed April 11, 2012

Small mosque to visit. Lots of history. We were allowed to enter, take pics etc.

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Reviewed February 22, 2012

Habibi Neccar Mosque (Camii), built in 7 th century, believed to be the oldest mosque in Anatolia .
Named after Habibi Neccar , the first citizen of Roman town of Antioche,who accepted Christianity after meeting the two Christian missioners and killed along with them in 1st century . It is believed that the first mosque of Anatolia has been built on a site, which housed a pagan temple and later a church . Following the capture of the city by muslims in 7th century the first mosque was named after Habibi Neccar who is also mentioned in Holly Koran .
The mosque has been renewed many times during centuries, the current building is from 19th century. The mosque went through major renovation recently.
The courtyard has an elegant fountain with twelve columns.
The mosque believed to be the the resting place of Habibi Neccar and three missioners of Christianity which today is visited by both Muslims and Christians.

The Mosque is on the main road in old town, a short walking distance from Uzun Çarşı (old bazaar) Kurtuluş Caddesi exit. Try to visit off prayer hours which starts noon and twice in the afternoon ( the hours are usually posted in the mosque) . No shoes and shorts are allowed. Shoes can be put on the shelves, in side the mosque, ladies should wear a head scarf and cover their bare arms.

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