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Religious shrines in Turkey

Turkey is one of the most famous tourist countries in the world in which many civilizations have emerged on a religious basis. It is known that Turkey is the home of the three monotheistic religions and the ancient religions of the civilizations of the Greeks and the ancient Greek civilization, and there is no doubt that every civilization has its impact on Turkey, and this appears in the architectural style and diverse cultures, The Ottoman Empire is the most influential in the Turkish architectural style, especially in the unique designs of mosques, and today we will talk about religious shrines in Turkey.


The most important religious attractions in Turkey


The Great Mosque

This mosque is located in the city of Sivas, and is considered one of the most beautiful heritage mosques in Turkey. The mosque was built of stone in 1228 AD. The method of building the mosque was to install stone without using mud; The protrusions of the stones make them intertwined with each other. The mosque has many very beautiful decorations on the walls of the mosque, and it is one of the most important religious shrines in Turkey.

Many visitors and tourists are keen to visit the Great Mosque, and there is a large square around the mosque, and there are two minarets at the top of the mosque. And the engineers were creative to highlight this wonderful mosque in this honorable picture.


Abu Ayyub Al-Ansari Mosque

The name of this mosque goes back to the great companion Abu Ayyub Al-Ansari. The mosque is located on the coast of the Golden Horn harbor. It is famous for being the tomb of the great companion who tried to conquer Constantinople for the first time, and he passed away there. It is worth noting that during your visits to the mosque, do not miss standing in Pierre Loti, It is a beautiful place in front of the mosque that provides you with a panoramic view of the charming city of Istanbul.


Kogatipe Mosque

This mosque is one of the most famous mosques in the Turkish capital, Ankara. It is located in the Kizilay region. It is characterized by its unique architectural style. It includes 4 minarets and a group of domes, where there is a large dome on top of the mosque and below all other domes. The Kocatape Mosque was built in the Ottoman style during the period from 1967 AD. Until 1987 AD, and you can see all of Ankara from the top of the mosque, the mosque is intended for many people interested in visiting religious shrines in Turkey.


Mevlana Mosque and Museum

This religious shrine is located in the city of Konya, and the museum includes the tomb of the Sufi Sheikh Jalal al-Din al-Rumi, one of the greatest imams and media figures. A wonderful rose garden, the mosque was built of stone using building tools and mud.


Cave of the Companions of the Cave

It is called the Cave of the People of the Cave or the Cave of the Sleepers, and according to the saying that they are the owners of the cave mentioned in the Holy Qur’an, this cave is located in the Tarsus area in the Mersin Governorate in Turkey, and Mersin is one of the most beautiful Turkish cities overlooking the Mediterranean Sea. And there is a rectangular rock in the cave that you can go down to via the stairs and they are 20 steps, and there is a mosque at the top of the cave that dates back to 1873 AD.


Little Hagia Sophia Mosque

This mosque is located in the Hagia Sophia area, and it was a church before the conquest of Istanbul. The small Hagia Sophia mosque is a miniature model of the large Hagia Sophia church, but the mosque is smaller in size, and the Ottoman Sultan Muhammad Al-Fatih bought this church and converted it into a mosque.


green mosque

This mosque is located in the city of Bursa. It was built during the fifteenth century AD, specifically in 1419 AD. The Green Mosque is one of the architectural buildings that testify to the greatness of the Ottoman era. Arabic and amazing motifs.


Sulaymaniyah Complex and Mosque

This complex is one of the oldest Ottoman monuments that contributed to the formation of the concept of the Ottoman style. The Sulaymaniyah complex was built in the 16th century. It is a huge complex that houses many schools and shrines. The Suleymaniye Mosque is one of the most beautiful religious shrines in Turkey and the most attractive in Istanbul.

The mosque is located in the historical area listed in the Encyclopedia of World Cultural and Human Heritage. This mosque has 128 windows made of interlocking and solid stone blocks of molten lead. The mosque is famous for having a large dome in the middle and next to it a number of domes, and there are more than one minaret with a wonderful design.

Great Mosque of Bursa

This mosque is located in the city of Bursa. The Ottoman Sultan Yıldırım Bayezid ordered the construction of this mosque at the end of the fourteenth century. The Great Mosque of Bursa is a model of classical Ottoman architecture. The mosque has 20 domes and there are wonderful inscriptions on the interior walls of the mosque, about 192 inscriptions, in addition to the unique candlestick and clocks. There is a beautiful fountain in front of the mosque. The Great Mosque of Bursa is one of the most beautiful religious sites in Turkey and an example of the greatness of Ottoman architecture.

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