Grand Mosque of Mersin

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Mersin Grand Mosque
Mersin Grandmosque.jpg
Religion
AffiliationIslam
ProvinceMersin Province
RegionMediterranean Region
RiteSunni Islam
StatusActive
Location
LocationTurkey Mersin, Turkey
Architecture
TypeMosque
Completed1898 (original)-1979 (rebıuilt)
Capacity3000

Mersin Grand Mosque (Turkish: Ulu Cami) is a mosque in Mersin, Turkey. (The name Ulu is used for many mosques in different cities of Turkey)

The building[edit]

The mosque is in Akdeniz intracity district of Mersin (Central Mersin). It is at the intersection of the main streets. Atatürk Park is to the south and business quarter of the city is to the north and west. The square ground area of the mosque is about 6,400 square metres (69,000 sq ft) The mosque shares this area with a small shopping area named Ulu Çarşı . The parking area is below the basement. It is a three-storey mosque. The prayer section for 3000 people and nartex is at the ground floor. The conference room for 400 people and Youth center is at the basement. There are two minarets one at the east and one at the west. Each minaret has two şerefes (minaret balconies)[1][2]

History[edit]

The original mosque, then named Yeni Cami (Turkish: New Mosque), had been built in 1898 by the leading people (like Abdülkadir Seydavi) of Mersin. In the 1970s, the mosque has been rebuilt and was renamed Ulu Cami.

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