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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, soothing spot and piece of history.

If you're close by, do stop here and visit the mosque! The garden is enchanting and there are so many beautiful remnants of history here - even if you decide against going into... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 21 September 2014
Mikza
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Kalmar, Sweden
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2014

A small mosque dating to the 14th century, and partly restored. The courtyard is a perfect place away from crowds and tourist tat, but when you go inside there is an air of tranquility, whatever your religion. The building is simply decorated, which appeal to me, with carvings in the courtyard that are really photogenic. However, tour buses decend and... More 

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2014

The Imam greeted us and gave us information about the mosque. It is the oldest in Turkey and not far from the basilica of St John. It is a very peaceful place to visit and you are allowed to take pictures inside and out.

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Hoofddorp, The Netherlands
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2014

Quiet and serene location. Impressive to see. A mosque built in a unique style. Try to get a book with a good explanation of this mosque, or find a guide that really knows the history and is able to make history come alive. You can enter the mosque free of charge, but please be respectful of the sacred meaning and... More 

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Kalmar, Sweden
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2014

If you're close by, do stop here and visit the mosque! The garden is enchanting and there are so many beautiful remnants of history here - even if you decide against going into the mosque itself (if you want to enter, remember to cover up your shoulders and legs! Your head should also be covered, if you're a woman. We... More 

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Gainsborough, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 September 2014

Quiet and serene building, with impressive fortress ike outside walls: the imam was very welcoming and obiging, showing us a photo of Prince Charles visiting the site few yrs back

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Bahrain
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 August 2014

Beautiful Mosque with nice architecture and a cool story. Worth a visit when you are in Selcuk. Come in the morning before crowded. Love the store around the corner as well.

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Arlington, Virginia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 July 2014

One of the nice things about staying in Selcuk is that many sites, excepting Ephesus, are an easy stroll from most everywhere else in town. We strolled down to the Isa Bey late one afternoon, doned scarfs and spent a few minutes inside. The more interesting sites were outside in the courtyard where many interesting architectural features can be seen.... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 July 2014

This is a nice mosque, recently renovated with more renovations to come. A warm gentleman approached us and said my wife was sufficiently modestly dressed and didn't need to cover more. He said he was the imam, showed us a picture of him in his robes, and told us a little about the mosque. At one point, I turned to... More 

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Hobart
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 June 2014

My wife and I didn't like the Imam shepherding us into a stall where he pressured us to buy tiles painted by his son (we didn't, and it left us with an unpleasant feeling).

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Montreal, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 June 2014

Beautiful Mosque with nice architecture and a cool story. Worth a visit when you are in Selcuk. The only downside is that there is a lot of sellers outside the Mosque and they really spoil the pictures... the interior is very beautiful though.

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