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The Isa Bey Mosque (Isa Bey Camii), built 1375, Selcuk, Turkey at My Favourite Planet

The Isa Bey Mosque (Isa Bey Camii), built 1374-1375, viewed from the Temple of Artemis.
İsa Bey Mosque, Selçuk

Open every day
Summer (April-October): 08:00 - 19:00
Winter (November-March) 08:30 - 18:00
Admission FREE

Isa Bey Mosque was built in 1374-1375 by Prince Isay Bey of the Aydinid Turks, a Turcoman clan which conquered Ephesus in 1304 and ruled much of Anatolia during the first half of the 14th century.

The outer courtyard, where worshippers wash before praying, is surrounded by a high stone wall. Only part of one of its two rounded, brick-built minarets survives.

It is often written that this is a fine example of early Turkish architecture.
 
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Selçuk

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Selcuk photo gallery 1 - town of Selcuk, Turkey

gallery 1
Selçuk town
 
Selcuk photo gallery 2 - Ephesus Archaeological Museum, Turkey

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Ephesus Museum
 
Selcuk photo gallery 3 - Serbian folk dancers in Selcuk, Turkey

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Serbian dancers
SEE ALSO:
The My Favourite Planet travel guide to Ephesus, Turkey

Ephesus


the nearby archaeological site

The Isa Bey Mosque as seen from the Basilica of Saint John, Selcuk, Turkey at My Favourite Planet

The Isa Bey Mosque as seen from the Basilica of Saint John, Selçuk.
Plan of the Isa Bey Mosque, Selcuk, Turkey at My Favourite Planet

Plan of the Isa Bey Mosque drawn in 1845 by the British archtitect Edward Falkener (1814-1896),
who spent two weeks at Ephesus, exploring and drawing the ruins (see A brief history of Ephesus).

Source: Edward Falkener (1814-1896), Ephesus and the Temple of Diana,
page 203. Day & Son, London, 1862.
Map, photos and articles: © David John

Additional photos: © Konstanze Gundudis

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Some of the information and photos in this guide to Selçuk
originally appeared in 2004 on davidjohnberlin.de.
 
See also
The Cheshire Cat Blog
photo essays about Turkey:

Istanbul Essentials part 1

Istanbul Essentials part 2

Istanbul Essentials part 3
with video

Ionian Spring part 1

Ionian Spring part 2

Ionian Spring part 3
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