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İsa Bey Camii (İsa Bey Mosque)

İsa Bey Camii (İsa Bey Mosque) Review

Lovely and evocative, this is one of the most ancient mosques in western Turkey, dating from 1375. The jumble of architectural styles suggests a transition between Seljuk and Ottoman design: like later-day Ottoman mosques, this one has a large courtyard, though the interior is plain (in the 19th century, it doubled as a caravansarai). The structure is built out of spolia, or "borrowed" stone: marble blocks with Latin inscriptions, Corinthian columns, black-granite columns from the baths at Ephesus, and pieces from the altar of the Temple of Artemis. Don't miss it if you're visiting the St. John Basilica—it's a three-minute walk downhill as you turn out of the gate.

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  • Address: corner of St. Jean Cad. and 2040 Sok., Selçuk, 35950
  • Hours: Daily 9–6
  • Location: Selçuk
Updated: 11-25-2013

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