Güzeloluk Mosque

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Güzeloluk Mosque
Güzeloluk Mosque mihrab.JPG
Mihrab of the mosque
Religion
AffiliationIslam
Ecclesiastical or organizational statusActive
Location
LocationGüzeloluk, Erdemli
Mersin Province, Turkey
Geographic coordinates36°47′41″N 34°04′54″E / 36.79472°N 34.08167°E / 36.79472; 34.08167Coordinates: 36°47′41″N 34°04′54″E / 36.79472°N 34.08167°E / 36.79472; 34.08167
Architecture
Architect(s)Todiri
TypeMosque
StyleOttoman architecture
Completed1873; 146 years ago (1873)
Specifications
Capacity400
Length15 m (49 ft)
Width15 m (49 ft)
Dome(s)1
Minaret(s)1
MaterialsStone

Güzeloluk Mosque is a 19th-century mosque in Güzeloluk village of Mersin Province, Turkey

Geography[edit]

Güzeloluk is a village in Erdemli district of Mersin Province. The mosque is situated on the road connecting Güzeloluk to west at 36°47′41″N 34°04′54″E / 36.79472°N 34.08167°E / 36.79472; 34.08167.

History[edit]

Güzeloluk Mosque is unique in Erdemli villages as being the only historical mosque. According to the inscription of the mosque it was built in 1873. But the minaret was added in 1908. Although the minaret was partially demolished in 1970 as a result of a thunderbolt, it was repaired in 1978. According to the official plaque hanged on the wall, the mosque was commissioned by the village people. But according to an academic report the mosque was commissioned by a certain Böcüoğlu İbrahim .[1] Its architects were Ottoman Armenians named Todiri and his assistant Nikolos.[2]

Building[edit]

According to the official plaque, the total area of the mosque is 688 m2 (7,410 sq ft) and the square-plan interior area is 253 m2 (2,720 sq ft), meaning enough room for 400 prayers. The building material is stone.

Although it is an Ottoman mosque, the non-Muslim architect Todiri has introduced some church elements like unusually decorated minbar and the portal of the building.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "TAY". Retrieved 12 February 2017.
  2. ^ a b "Erdemli, güzeloluk". Retrieved 12 February 2017.