The Central and Southern Aegean Coast Sights

İsa Bey Camii (İsa Bey Mosque)

  • Corner of St. Jean Cad. and 2040 Sok. Map It
  • Selçuk
  • Religious Building/Site/Shrine

Published 07/06/2016

Fodor's 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 kervansaray). 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 right out of the gate.

Sight Information

Address:

Corner of St. Jean Cad. and 2040 Sok., Selçuk, Izmir, 35950, Turkey

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Sight Details:

  • Daily sunrise–sunset, except during prayer times

Published 07/06/2016

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