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Isa Bey Mosque, Selcuk

Categories: Ruins, Sacred & Religious Sites, Tourist Spots
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4.1/5 based on 240+ reviews on the web
The İsabey Mosque, constructed in 1374–75, is one of the oldest and most impressive works of architectural art remaining from the Anatolian beyliks. The mosque is situated on the outskirts of the Ayasluğ Hills at Selçuk, İzmir.HistoryIt was built by the architect, 'Ali b. Mushaimish Dımışklıoğlu, in honor of the Aydinid İsa Bey. The plans for the mosque are based on the Great Mosque of Damascus.The mosque has two main entrances, to the east and to the west and contains a fountain court. The western wall has inscriptions and geometric shapes engraved. These walls are covered with marble, whereas the façades on the remaining sides are made of cut stone. It is built asymmetrically on a 48by base. The rims of its domes, with diameters of 9.4m and 8.1m, are decorated with İznik (Nicaea) tiles. Twelve round columns stand inside its courtyard encircled with porches. Its brick minaret is built on an octagonal base, and the upper part from the balcony is ruined. The mosque had another minaret on the west, which is totally destroyed now. The mihrab (niche or altar) was moved to another mosque, due to a door opened there. There is an octagonal Seljuk türbe made of stone and bricks, with a pyramid shaped roof, right next to the mosque.
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  • The mosque was partially destroyed and rebuilt. It is a relatively simple mosque, with a nice courtyard. It is still in use. The best part was the Imam who greeted us. He was very pleasant and seemed ...  read more »
  • As part of a tour, we visited the Isabey (Isa Bey) Mosque in Selçuk. The mosque dates to the 14th century CE, although much of it was rebuilt in the 19th and late 20th centuries. Part of the original ...  read more »
  • i stopped here as part of my tour and thought it was great. there is not a lot to see inside, but the architecture on the outside is pretty good. My tour guide knew a lot about the site and that made ...  read more »
  • The very first open air courtyard mosque in anatolia.
  • Old but far from impressive or particulary nice
  • Great views, very impressive of the mosque.
  • The Isa Bey Mosque is an example of Seljuk architecture. It is the oldest known example of a Turkish mosque with a courtyard.
  • Charming mosque , beautiful court garden and has a lot history.
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