Alsancak Hocazade Camii (Alsancak Hocazade Mosque), Izmir

Alsancak Hocazade Camii (Alsancak Hocazade Mosque), Izmir

The Alsancak Hocazade Mosque holds a significant place in the city's religious and cultural landscape. It was constructed through the efforts of the Hocazade Ahmet Ragıp Üzümcü Foundation, which was established by Hocazade Ahmet Ragıp Üzümcü, a grape merchant from Karaburun.

The architectural design of the Alsancak Hocazade Mosque is credited to Fahri Nişli, who crafted a remarkable structure. The mosque is adorned with four rows of glass, providing a beautifully illuminated interior. Additionally, stained glass decorations add a touch of elegance and artistic flair to the mosque's ambiance.

The Alsancak Hocazade Mosque holds historical significance as it was the first mosque built in proportion to the number of churches in its vicinity. This thoughtful approach reflects the spirit of unity and coexistence that is valued in the community.

Over the years, the mosque has undergone several renovations, with the last repair taking place in 2002. In the 2010s, the garden of the mosque also saw some enhancements and additions.

Today, the Alsancak Hocazade Mosque stands amidst a densely populated residential area. Its central location and historical importance have made it a popular choice for funeral prayers, making it one of the protocol mosques of Izmir.

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Alsancak Hocazade Camii (Alsancak Hocazade Mosque) on Map

Sight Name: Alsancak Hocazade Camii (Alsancak Hocazade Mosque)
Sight Location: Izmir, Turkey (See walking tours in Izmir)
Sight Type: Religious
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