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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  • Usually visited in conjunction with St.John's Basilica up the road. Access to the Mosque allowed as they provide appropriate clothing to pop on over whatever your wearing. Garden peaceful with lots of...  more »
  • A big party of the metropolis, Istanbul or feel that no other party with us. Only a few of the local people as well as a calm and secluded location. Now if you look at the Cathedral with the U.S. and John stuck good. There is no special mind to afford that.
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  • It was built in 14th century by Ali Dımışklıoğlu to commemmorate Isa Bey, an Emir of Aydin before they conquered by Ottoman a couple years later. The architecture so unique due to asymmetric design an...  more »
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  • Great place historically. Interesting architecture with materials used from other parts of the city not being used.
  • A very good example of how history works. The materials for the mosque were recycled from the old city. Unique and worth a look at.
  • One of the earliest big mosques in anatolia built in 14th century.
  • A mosque from year 1375 in Selcuk town of Izmir city, Turkey.
  • A historic masjid.
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