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“An Ottoman baroque Mosque”
Review of Aziziye Mosque

Aziziye Mosque
Ranked #5 of 52 things to do in Konya
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Istanbul, Turkey
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“An Ottoman baroque Mosque”
Reviewed 21 February 2012

Aziziye Mosque a 19th century mosque , built on the site of a 17th century mosque burned down by a fire is located at the city center . A sample for late Ottoman era architecture the European baroque influence can easily be detected.

Unlike most of Ottoman mosques Aziziye camii does not have a courtyard. Several steps take you to the elegant inside roofed by a single dome, surrounded by several tall windows letting in plenty of daylite . The refined altar and pulpit is made of bluish marble, a local stone . The five entrance doors ot the mosque also sets it apart from the rest of the classic mosques. The calligraphy above the altar doors are remarkable. The m,narets has very elegant covered balconies ( şerefe) .

The mosque is a block away from Mevlana Center. You can visit any time, best avoid prayer time in noon and afternoon. The time table is usually hung on the wall however morning hours are good time t ovisit. No shoes are allowed but you can put your shoes on the shelves inside the mosque. For women head scarfs needed no shorts are allowed.

Visited December 2011
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