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Esrefoglu Mosque, Beysehir

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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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  • The largest wooden camiy in Anatolia. Each corner is really quite impressive. Madrasah situated and to better understand that every-day Bazaar must-visit.
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  • Alanyadan return via Akseki to Manavgat-Beysehir Sit and watch the sunset on the Lake we rested. I asked if there's any historical monuments? Eşrefoğlu mosque for. I've seen it go good. Ottoman and Seljuk era before the Ilkhanate of II. Built on top of an eye-catching wooden poles inside, still today a living tatihi original works. Ottoman architectural style out of stone and marble. In the West, as well as the back side of the complex, with the tombs of the mausoleum is we couldn't get inside for restoration. It's beautiful and historic monuments worth visiting, I would recommend everyone to visit.
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  • A superb example to build mosques in Seljuk period.. Imam of the mosque without a conversation with and without the book he wrote. 700 years of amazing to touch the colon tissue, wood. Beyşehir e go to see..
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  • 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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  • Everyone must see great mosque. But there's a manners. Domestic tourists from praying inside can cross ahead of you:-)
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  • I saw this mosque, believe me, I'm shocked that attracts people, contributed in making wooden labour God bless, he paid homage to everyone in our country that people face water you get our healthy bolkazanç wellbeing things I hope.
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