Kocatepe MosqueCurrently Closed
- Address: Kultur Mh, 06420 Ankara, Turkey
- Timings: 10:00 am - 04:00 pm Details
- Ticket Price: Free
- Time Required: 00:30 Mins
- Tags: Art And Culture, Mosque, Religious Site, Monument, Family And Kids, Architecture
Kocatepe Mosque - Review
This is an important mosque in Ankara which can hold 24,000 worshippers at one time. It has magnificent minarets standing 88 metres high and is constructed in neo-classical ottoman style of architecture. It has stunning marble interiors, tinted windows and resplendent artwork of its central dome enchants the visitors.
It is visible from the entire city and is one of the largest Islamic religious buildings in the world.
Kocatepe Mosque Information
- Modest dressing is recommended.
- Do not photograph.
- Peace of the religious places should be maintained at all times.
How To reach Kocatepe Mosque by Public Transport
Restaurants Near Kocatepe Mosque
- Kocatepe Kebab Susu
- Sera Piknik Fast Food
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Things to Know Before Visiting Kocatepe Mosque
87.36% of people who visit Ankara include Kocatepe Mosque in their plan
12 PM - 1 PM
77.7% of people start their Kocatepe Mosque visit around 12 PM - 1 PM
People usually take around 30 Minutes to see Kocatepe Mosque
93.46% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Kocatepe Mosque
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Kocatepe Mosque, Ankara Reviews
The biggest mosque in Ankara. Really spiritual and good voice of the mokrea' of Quran where you feel peaceful with everything happens. Also perfect cafes nearby that covers all your needs
The largest mosque of Ankara, Kocatepe Cami is quite elegant and magnificent in terms of both appearance and spirituality. The Mosque is located close to the busy area of Kizilay, and its grandiose can be seen from near and afar. The mosque is estimated to hold 24000 but i think even more. The ablution space is also great except for lack of tissue papers. The authorities i hope, will consider that issue. This is a great place to visit.
The Kocatepe Mosque is located in the Ankara city centre about 15 minutes walk from Kizilay and Sheraton business centre. It is a 40-50 years old Mosque. The most interesting point about it is its architecture and harmony in design of the building. The outer and interior architecture are both nice and interesting. The entrance is free but you have to have appropriate clothes to go inside as it is a religious place.
The Kocatepe Mosque or (Kocatepe Masjid) (Turkish: Kocatepe Camii) is the largest masjid in Ankara, the capital of Turkey. It was built between 1967 and 1987 in the Kocatepe quarter in Kızılay, and its size and prominent situation have made it a landmark that can be seen from almost anywhere in central Ankara.The idea of building the Kocatepe Masjid dates back to the 1940s. On December 8, 1944, Ahmet Hamdi Akseki, the Vice-President of Turkish Religious Affairs, along with seventy-two founding members, established a society known as the "Society to Build a Masjid in Yenişehir, Ankara." In 1947 this society called for projects to be drawn up by architects, but none of the submitted projects were accepted. In 1956, through the efforts of the late Adnan Menderes, Prime Minister of the time, land was allocated for the project to build a masjid in Ankara, and a request for projects was made once again in 1957. This time thirty-six projects were evaluated, with the joint project of Vedat Dalokay and Nejat Tekelioğlu being chosen as the one to be implemented.
Grand architecture. Impressive on the inside. Must see if you are visiting Ankara.