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Constructed during the late 20th century, the Kocatepe Mosque is considered to be the biggest mosque in Ankara. Though initial plans of building the mosque date back to the 1940s, the mosque was completed in 1987 featuring Ottoman architectural elements,...more

Ankara, Turkey

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Constructed during the late 20th century, the Kocatepe Mosque is considered to be the biggest mosque in Ankara. Though initial plans of building the mosque date back to the 1940s, the mosque was completed in 1987 featuring Ottoman architectural elements, after undergoing several phases of construction. The mosque itself is located in the heart of the city of Ankara and is regarded by many a prominent landmark. It is also capable of accommodating up to 24,000 people and measures up to a length and width of over 60 metres. The mosque also features four minarets that stand up to 88 metres and beautiful cascading domes give the mosque a truly majestic appearance.

Ticket Price

Not applicable

Opening Hour

Open throughout the daytime – day visits are recommended for sightseeing

Recommended Visit Duration

Around 30 minutes

Suitable For

Adults, Families, Senior Guests, Young Adults, Children

Must See

The minarets and the neo-classical Ottoman style architecture

Prayer Facilities

The mosque is capable of accommodating over 24,000 people during prayer times and prayers are held five times a day.

Halal Food

Halal food options and Halal restaurants in the vicinity of the Kocatepe Mosque can be easily found. Popular spots in Ankara include Besiktas Kebap, Tourist Hotel Restaurant, Meshur Adiyaman Cig Koftecisi Omer Usta,Barcelo Ankara Altinel, Zenger Pasa Konagi, Divan Ankara Cukurhan and the Hati Poglu Konagi.

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