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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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  • 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 »
  • When you enter the courtyard of this mosque is really büyüleni. Enormous columns that look as if they have entered to Ephesus, lush palm and pine trees, offers a beautiful atmosphere. The mosque is a distinctive beauty. Even more so Seljuk architecture in most of the atmosphere of a big structure, Mosque.
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  • ISA Bey mosque and premises, and 19. It is said that a period is used as a Caravanserai in the 21st century. Style, simplicity and soothing architecture from Ottoman architecture with the characteristic as soon as ayırabili. The original altar was taken in Ankara or intrested. An excellent courtyard that worth a visit. 1975 saw a comprehensive restoration. If you go to Izmir, you will visit you won't regret a wondrous works. If you are inquiring about information necessarily Punished. very nice aqrkadaşlardı and accepting all incoming entreaties are helping as much as possible out of their hands.
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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.