Bey Mosque is one of the most delicate examples of Seljukian architecture, situated below
the basilica of Saint John. The mosque was built by the master Syrian architecture Ali son
of Mushimish al -Damishki, between the years of 1374 and 1375.
The mosque was styled asymmetrically unlike the
traditional style, The location of the windows , doors and domes were not matched,
purposely. In the entrance of the mosque, an inscription from the god decorates the
doorway. The columns inside the house of prayer are from earlier ruins in
Ephesus, making an interesting contrast to the mosque . The domes
are ornamented by turquoise and blue faience, revealing the characteristic of Ottoman
style. Crown-like doors from Seljukian architectural style later combine with the specific
decoration elements of architectural style. The mosque was repaired in 1934.
The mystical atmosphere of
Bey Mosque" must be experienced in the excursion around this region.
How to go ?
Isa Bey Mosque is located 18 km. north of Kusadasi , on the left side of
Kusadasi - Selçuk minibuses departure every 15 min. from Kusadasi.