Sabanci Central Mosque, Adana

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Sabanci Central Mosque, Adana  

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Sabanci Merkez Camii


Sabanci Central Mosque, Adana

Sabanci Merkez Camii in Adana is the largest mosque in Turkey. The exterior of the mosque is similar to the Sultan ahmed Mosque in Istanbul, while the interior decoration is similar to the Selimiye Mosque in Edrine.

Sabanci Central Mosque, which went into service in 1998, is built on a total of 52,600 square meter of land and has a closed area of 6,600 square meters.

Sabanci Central Mosque was built jointly by Turkish Religious Foundation and Sabanci Foundation.

Sabanci Merkez Camii in Adana

Sabanci Central Mosque has a capacity to offer service to 28,500 people, is famous for being one of the biggest mosques in the Balkans and in the Middle East.

Located on the banks of Seyhan River, Sabanci Mosque has a majestic structure with 6 minarets. There are eight pillars carrying the main dome that has a diameter of 32 meters. The height of the main dome is 54 meters from floor level. The four minarets, which are adjacent to the main building are each 99 meters high and the other two minarets located at the semi-enclosed porch are each 75 meters high.

Sabanci Merkez Camii

All of the calligraphic works in the Mosque belong to the Calligrapher Huseyin Kutlu. The tile work of the Mosque has been done by using Iznik tile work technique. All painting and tile patterns in the Mosque belong to Architect Nakkas M. Semih Irtes. The niche, pulpit, platform, entrance and other doors are all made of marble and they have been designed in the style that is seen in classical Ottoman mosques and have been built by Nihat Kartal.

The wooden doors are built in kundekari style and have been built by Ahmet Yilcay, all stained glass works have been done by Abdulkadir Aydin, and muqarnas works have been done by Ali Turan.

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