Esrefoglu Mosque, Beysehir

#5 of 13 in Historic Sites in Konya Province
Eşrefoğlu Mosque is a 13th-century mosque in Beyşehir, Konya Province, Turkey It is situated north of the Beyşehir LakeHistoryDuring the last years of Seljuks of Rum, various governors of Seljuks enjoyed a partial independency. They established their own semi independent principalities named Anatolian Beyliks. Eshrefids was a small beylik in center west Anatolia. After 1288, Süleyman Bey, the second bey of Eshrefids rebuilt the city of Beyşehir as a capital of his beylik. Although his beylik was relatively an unimportant political power, the city flourished as one of the cultural centers of Seljuk world. In 1296, he commissioned a mosque in Beyşehir, one of the greatest mosques during the Anatolian beylik period. In 1302 he died and buried in a sepulcher next to the mosque.Technical detailsThe plan of the mosque is rectangular; 31.8x. But the corner at the north east side is enlarged to make room for the main portal. The dimensions of the portal are 7.1x. There are two smaller gates and 35 windows. The roof is supported by 42 wooden columns. The length of each column is 7.5m. Their diameter is 40cm.After seven centuries, unlike most other Seljuk wooden buildings, this mosque survives and it is used for regular services. The wooden columns are made of cedar and according to oral tradition they were soaked in the Beyşehir lake for six months before being used in the building. At the center of the mosque there is a snow pit. Up to relatively recent times (1940s
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  • my time was limited. still a small opportunity, but I have visited this mosque in detail; so far I have come across an instance of details, the great altar tiles; wood engraver of milk; the first time I saw snow pool with glass ceiling; unforgettable l between this mosque.
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  • Eşrefoglu Mosque is a must see in Turkey not only because it's the biggest, best preserved wooden columned and roofed mosque in Islamic World but also its imam is an exemplary clergyman. We had the ch...  more »
  • Extraordinary Seljuk architecture in beyşehir, Konya province peace ilcesi limit on the shore of Lake beyşehir in Anatolian principalities era, is the first mosque. Must-see.
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  • Güzel ve antik cami ve antik geçmişi vardır minnetle her zaman ve yerde İslam'ın ve gururunu gösteriyor
  • Beautiful mosque. Recommended!
  • Beautiful!
  • There's a lot of this historic work ziyaretcisi so security requirements, the visitors will disturb the mosque doesn't know adabiından to prayer speaks loudly that b is in so-called Muslim visitors to the famous mosque in Istanbul the infidel does not, even a peep of visit.
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  • He personally saw a rare works, please let us know the value of considering the wood material and workmanship ....???????
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