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The compound itself apart from the mosque and madrasah is breathtaking. But please do visit the madrasah inside: they turned it into a language school and centre for translated Islamic masterpieces. The book collection is very big but not yet translated in English.
It was built in 1100 AD by the order of Seljuk emperor of the time. The design of the mosque is different than the Turkish mosques. This mosque was an identical design of a mosque in Seljuk capital Baghdad. Located in old town with many...More
Diyarbakir is not a place to go to if you want to visit historical places or entertain yourself. It has a very limited number of places that you can visit for amusement. After the Diyarbakir ancient walls, I consider the Great Mosque to be the...More
Diyarbakir Great Mosque is impressive, a must see for all who visit Diyarbakır. One can see and feel the living and changing history even just standing at the big courtyard of Diyarbakir Great Mosque. At the big courtyard, there's a sundial from the Roman period...More