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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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  • If the usual spectacular image was done far from the first of the architect of Turkish art, Said Ali l375 through the Temple of Artemis was conquered by Alonso in İsak and built between St. Jean Church has experienced with the mosque. The marble-lined Western front ' Crown gate eight Windows on either side of the glorious image decorations adds a separate beauty enters through the door such as the nearby ancient buildings that welcome you between the twelve columns brought from lush vegetation with swaying palms and pine trees, the swimming pool in the middle of the image and sound of the courtyard with you. One of the two minarets of goodwill entirely from above other 16th-century mosque that was destroyed in an earthquake in the Seljuk tiles are decorated with two kubbeside, still is open for worship.
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  • We stoped here as part of a tour we did. Nothing out of this world but worth the visit. I recommend going up the stairs which are behind you as you enter to have the best view of the place  more »
  • This may come from poor research and planning, but we had never heard about this, and sort of just stumbled upon it on our morning walk the first morning in town. It might have been the off-season in ...  more »
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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.