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Kocatepe Mosque
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Kocatepe Mosque which includes heritage architecture, religious aspects and a mosque

Marvel at the modern design of one of the largest mosques in the world, which welcomes about 24,000 worshippers at a time.

The largest mosque in Ankara, Kocatepe Mosque strikes an imposing chord with its rising minarets and tiers of domes. It has become an icon in the city’s skyline, visible from most parts of the city on a clear day. Be one of the 24,000 visitors that the enormous mosque can accommodate at one time.

Construction of the impressive spiritual center took about two decades to complete. It was rebuilt twice in varying styles before finding its current neoclassical Ottoman design.

The mosque's inspiring design, which includes many tiers ornate with elegant features, is a move away from tradition and has split opinion over the years. Decide for yourself whether its divisive look is too contemporary or is a fine example of Modern Islamic design.

Gaze up at the domes and spires that generate an almost mock-Gothic quality. The four minarets climb to a height of 289 feet (88 meters). Admire the graceful balcony that sits above the arches, several stylish sets of steps and the main entrance.

As you enter the spiritual structure, notice the lavish décor around you. Marvel at the artwork of the central dome and the use of marble and tinted windows. Look up at the ornamental ceiling and its chandelier and enjoy the feel of the red carpet beneath you.

The peaceful atmosphere makes a dramatic change from the buzzing mood of the city center outside. Gather your thoughts in the tranquil marble courtyard. At night, see the mosque illuminated in white light in the Ankara skyline.

The public may enter the mosque to look around for free. Nearby, choose between fast food, street vendors and classy bistros at the many restaurants, hotels and cafés in the area. The mosque is built next to a shopping mall and parking lot.

Kocatepe Mosque sits in the center of Ankara, just southeast of the city’s famous plaza, Kizilay Square. Several buses stop on the road just outside the mosque. Walk 0.6 miles (1 kilometer) southeast of Kizilay Metro Station, which is the city’s principal transportation hub, to reach the mosque.

Top Hotels Close to Kocatepe Mosque

Business Park Hotel
Business Park Hotel
4 out of 5
Necatibey Cd No 35 Kizilay, Cankaya, Ankara
The price is $20 per night from Apr 24 to Apr 25
Located in Kizilay, this spa hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Ankara Art Playhouse and Kizilay Square. Anitkabir is 1.1 mi (1.8 km) away. Tandoğan Metro is ...
3.6/5Good! (559 reviews)
Very good
"It’s not expensive but it’s enough for everything we need. Breakfast is so special and good. Buffet type and Turkish menu. The room have good temperature except for not enough lighting."

Reviewed on Dec 2, 2020

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New Park Hotel Ankara
New Park Hotel Ankara
5 out of 5
Ziya Gokalp Bulvari No 58 Cankaya, Ankara, Ankara
The price is $43 per night from May 14 to May 15
Located in Ankara City Center, this luxury hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Kizilay Square, Kocatepe Mosque, and Hacettepe University. Turkey Grand National Assembly ...
4.1/5Very Good! (344 reviews)
"Hotel👍 freundliches Personal, guter Lage, Zimmer war ok"

Reviewed on Apr 4, 2021

New Park Hotel Ankara
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kavaklidere mahallesi büklüm caddesi, No-15 KAVAKLIDERE / ÇANKAYA, Ankara, Ankara
The price is $42 per night from Apr 24 to Apr 25
Located in Kavaklidere, this hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Pembe Kurbaga Show Center and Kizilay Square. Anitkabir is 1.9 mi (3.1 km) away.
4.4/5Excellent! (21 reviews)
"Location is perfect, stuff is really friendly and helpful. Manager was also kind. i would choose them again without any doubt ."

Reviewed on Aug 29, 2020

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Business Park Hotel
Business Park Hotel
4 out of 5
Necatibey Cd No 35 Kizilay, Cankaya, Ankara
The price is $20 per night from Apr 24 to Apr 25
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New Park Hotel Ankara
New Park Hotel Ankara
5 out of 5
Ziya Gokalp Bulvari No 58 Cankaya, Ankara, Ankara
The price is $43 per night from May 14 to May 15
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The price is $42 per night from Apr 24 to Apr 25
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Ankara Hilton
Ankara Hilton
5 out of 5
Tahran Caddesi No 12, Ankara, Ankara
The price is $81 per night from Apr 30 to May 1
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Latanya Hotel Ankara
Latanya Hotel Ankara
5 out of 5
Büklüm Caddesi No:1, Kavaklidere, Ankara
The price is $95 per night from Apr 22 to Apr 23
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Sheraton Ankara Hotel & Convention Center
Sheraton Ankara Hotel & Convention Center
5 out of 5
Noktali Sokak Kavaklidere, Ankara, Ankara
The price is $90 per night from Apr 30 to May 1
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Ankara Plaza Hotel
Ankara Plaza Hotel
4 out of 5
Bestekar Sok No,5, Kavaklýdere, Ankara, Ankara
The price is $34 per night from Apr 22 to Apr 23
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My Home Anatolia Hotel
My Home Anatolia Hotel
Kultur Mah. Libya Cad. Becerikli Sk., No:21, Ankara, Cankaya
The price is $17 per night from Apr 22 to Apr 23
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2017 Hotel
2017 Hotel
3 out of 5
Necatibey Cad. No. 68, Kizilay, Ankara
The price is $21 per night from Apr 24 to Apr 25
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