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Isa Bey Mosque, Selcuk

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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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  • A peaceful mosque. Wudu area is provided in the courtyard for both ladies and gents. We were welcomed by the imam who also has a gift shop next door.  more »
  • מסגד עיסא ביי הוא דוגמא של עדינותה של האדריכלות הסלג'וקית ונבנה מתחת לכנסיה בידי אדריכל סורי בסוף המאה ה-14.הוא מעוצב באופן אסימטרי,בניגוד לסגנון המסורתי,מיקום החלונות,הדלתות והכיפות לא מתואם,ובכניסה ...  more »
  • A beautiful architectural works from the fourteenth century to date. Beautiful and spacious courtyard; a very spacious inside and prayer for healing. Must-see camilerimizden.
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  • The Isa Bey Mosque is an example of Seljuk architecture. It is the oldest known example of a Turkish mosque with a courtyard._
  • The very first open air courtyard mosque in anatolia.
  • Old but far from impressive or particulary nice
  • Great views, very impressive of the mosque.
  • Charming mosque , beautiful court garden and has a lot history.