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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

Updated 11/25/2013

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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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corner of St. Jean Cad. and 2040 Sok., Selçuk, İzmir, 35950, Turkey

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  • Daily 9–6

Updated 11/25/2013


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