Friday, 10 May 2013

Sabanci Mosque Adana Turkey
Sabanc─▒ Merkez Camii (English: Sabanc─▒ Central Mosque) in Adana is the largest mosque in Turkey. The exterior of the mosque is similar to the Sultan Ahmed Mosque (Blue Mosque) in Istanbul while the interior decoration is similar to the Selimiye Mosque in Edirne.
Sabanci Central Mosque, which went into service in 1998, is built on a total of 52,600 square meter of land and has a closed area of 6,600 square meters. .
The Mosque was constructed upon a confiscated Armenian cemetery.
Sabanci Central Mosque was built jointly by Turkish Religious Foundation and Sabanci Foundation. The proprietorship of the mosque belongs to Adana Religious Affairs Foundation and its usage rights have been transferred to Adana Provincial Office of Mufti.
Sabanci Central Mosque is built on the intersection of the main arteries, railway lines and roads that connect Adana to the surrounding cities and towns, has almost become the symbol of the city with its high minarets visible from almost anywhere in the city. The Mosque, which has a capacity to offer service to 28,500 people, is famous for being one of the biggest mosques in the Balkans and in the Middle East.
Located on the banks of Seyhan River, Sabanci Central Mosque has a majestic structure with 6 minarets. There are eight pillars carrying the main dome that has a diameter of 32 meters. The height of the main dome is 54 meters from floor level. The four minarets, which are adjacent to the main building are each 99 meters high and the other two minarets located at the semi-enclosed porch are each 75 meters high.

Source:-Wikipedia

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