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Great Mosque of Adana

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Great Mosque of Adana

About the site

Corridor: Diagonal Road, Via Anatolia
Country: Turkey, Adana
Type: Islamic religious centre
Epoch: Middle Ages
Theme: Islamic Culture
World Heritage:
Middle AgesIslamic CultureIslamic religious centre

Ulu Cami (or Great Mosque) was built in 1507 by Halil, a prince of the Ramazan Oglu family, in Syrian style, but is mingled with Selcuk elements.
The complex consists of mosque, Koran school, mausoleum and a ders-hane (where reading of the Koran was taught)
The mosque has black and white marble and decorative window surrounds. Inside is the tomb of Halil Bey, Emir of the Ramazanoglu Turks, which contains beautiful mosaics made from Iznik tiles.

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