Antalya Balbey Cami

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Parking area: No.

Entrance fee: No.

Closed days: No.

Distance from Antalya Republic Square (City Center): 450-500 m on foot or by car.

Distance from Antalya international airport: 14.8 km (Mersin-Antalya main road D400)

Distance from Antalya bus station: 8.6 km (Dumlupınar Blv. and 100 Yıl Blv.)

Importance and general aspects:

It was built in the 15th century by the Ottoman lord Balibey (a.k.a. Malkoçoğlu). It has a square plan and a minaret with two balconies5. The minaret of the mosque on the right is made of dimension stone. As there is no ornamental decoration inside, the wooden pulpit does not have a remarkable feature. In the treasury of the mosque, XVI. There are two tombs from the beginning of the century6. Balbey neighborhood, which is the first Turkish neighborhood established outside Kaleiçi walls, is named after this mosque7.

 

How to get there

Using the tram may be the best way of transportation, as there is a stop next to it. It is also within walking distance to many places in the city center.

What to do?

It is a place worth seeing with its unique architecture.

What to eat?

It is possible to find many different kinds of restaurants around.

What to buy?

Buffet, gift shop, book shops exist in the area.

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