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Nice mosque located in Antakya city center. If you have time good place to visit. The building is nicely maintained. There is a café next to the mosque. Also nice garden area is inside of the mosque. Very peaceful :)
I visited the mosque in the evening , really beautiful place, I recommend it! Muslim tradition say Habib Neccar was a man who died in Antakya. His name was mentioned in Qur'an.The old name of Antakia is Antioch and it was an important city in...More
Very interesting mosque. I recommend to visit tombs of Habib-i Neccar at the basement and Hz Yunus (St. Jonas) at the entrance. I am very curious about is there a consensus about the location of tomb of St. Jonas being in Antakya/Turkey among christian and...More
The Habibi Neccar Camii on Kemal Paşa Cad:, is named after a locally revered Muslim Saint who lived above the town, in a mountain cave. Originally a church, it was converted during the 13thC Mameluk occupation. It is noticeable for its Arab styled minaret with...More
The Habibi Neccar Mosque is dedicated to a Christian martyr. For this and many other reasons it embodies the tolerance that characterizes Hatay. The mosque is a modest structure and far less elaborate than many other mosques that I have seen in Turkey. The people...More
You will likely find it challenging to understand the actual events and protagonists behind the history of this mosque and the Christian martyrs, including Habib the Caroente, Habibi Neccar, in whose honor this mosque is named. Who is buried there?
But, in the so diverse...More