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Visiting Kocatepe Mosque Ankara

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A mosque is a place of worship for those who are the believers of Allah. But regardless of your religion, any person who visits Kocatepe Mosque in Turkey will be mesmerised by its beauty. It is believed to be one of the largest mosques which impresses visitors with its gigantic size and intrinsic architecture. The Kocatepe Mosque was built some years ago in 1987. Nearly 24000 people can worship at the same time, which obviously describes its vast area. Depicting the Neo-classical ottoman architectural style, the mosque is worth visiting, specially for travellers. So while you are visiting here don't miss out on clicking as many photographs you wish. Take snaps of the 88 meter-high marble minarets which are present around the mosque. Then take a look at the 25-meter diameter of the shining gold plated central dome which has an aura of its own. There is a big supermarket in the basement of the mosque as well. Well, this was just the exterior architecture that stunned you. Moving inside the mosque, you will be amazed by the enormous spherical chandelier that hangs in the middle and most of the floor is furnished with Turkish carpets. If you still wish to get a mesmerising look of the surroundings from the top, then you can go the balcony which is the female prayer section and click some impressive shots. The entrance here is free for all.

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The largest hall of worship

The largest hall of worship

Prayer hall

Prayer hall

Well known as one of the largest mosques in the world, the Kocatepe Mosque in Ankara can hold more than 24000 worshippers at one time. There is a separate section for women to pray in the balcony of the mosque.

Minarets

Minarets

There are four marble minarets that adorn the mosque architecture. These are 88 meter in height and are visible from far off in the other parts of the city.

Kocatepe Mosque Ankara Tips and Tricks

How to Get Tickets?

For visiting the Kocatepe Mosque in Ankara, Turvey, visitors don't need any tickets as the entrance is free for all. The mosque is open from 10 am to 4 pm.

How To Get Around?

Travelling in Ankara is much easier with public transportation like the taxi. Once you reach the mosque, you can explore its various parts by walking.

What Should I Wear?

In order to respect the decorum of the place it is best to wear modest and covered clothes.

Kocatepe Mosque Ankara Facts

Best Time to Visit

Any time of the day is best to visit the mosque. However, from 12 pm to 1 pm it is the busiest. The crowd is usually high on Tuesday, Friday, and Sunday.

Currency

Turkish Lira

Will I Need a Guide?

No, you will not require a guide as this website provides all the information required for planning your trip.

How To Get There?

The residents of Turkey can easily board a taxi and reach the place. For travellers visiting from across the globe, take your flight to Turkey and then plan your trip.

Additional Info

The Kocatepe Mosque is magnificent in both its spirituality and architecture. It is located at a busy spot in the Ankara city of Turkey. While visiting here, travellers can treat themselves at the local cafes like Kocatepe Kebab Susu, Sera Piknik Fast Food, etc.

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