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Habibi Neccar Mosque

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Address: Kurtulus cad., Antakya, Turkey

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Very interesting mosque. I recommend to visit tombs of Habib-i Neccar at the basement and Hz Yunus (St. Jonas) at the entrance. I am very curious about is there a consensus about... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very interesting mosque. I recommend to visit tombs of Habib-i Neccar at the basement and Hz Yunus (St. Jonas) at the entrance. I am very curious about is there a consensus about the location of tomb of St. Jonas being in Antakya/Turkey among christian and muslim theologists. Nice to see shared values among different religions/cultures/civilizations, I challenge Huntington's "Conflict of... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 September 2016

Very well maintained. It is a pride of town's people. It is located in the center of town. I had very little time to spend time around the building.

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Tampa, Florida
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 June 2016

Nice small mosque in the middle of very busy street. There are few coffins including Habibi Neccar coffin was there. Well maintained in the middle of the hassle & bustle area in old Antakya

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Mugla, Turkey
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 March 2016

The Habibi Neccar Camii on Kemal Paşa Cad:, is named after a locally revered Muslim Saint who lived above the town, in a mountain cave. Originally a church, it was converted during the 13thC Mameluk occupation. It is noticeable for its Arab styled minaret with a conical roof and wooden balcony. A marble pillar which stands in the courtyard indicates... More 

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Izmir Province, Turkey
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2015 via mobile

It is very central location. You can arrive by car , by walking or by public transportation. When you go there , you can feel a little bit weird because of ita interesting story of mosque.

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Cortez, Colorado
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 July 2015 via mobile

The Habibi Neccar Mosque is dedicated to a Christian martyr. For this and many other reasons it embodies the tolerance that characterizes Hatay. The mosque is a modest structure and far less elaborate than many other mosques that I have seen in Turkey. The people of the mosque were very welcoming to us and clearly are proud of the mosque... More 

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Geneva, switzerland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 May 2015

You will likely find it challenging to understand the actual events and protagonists behind the history of this mosque and the Christian martyrs, including Habib the Caroente, Habibi Neccar, in whose honor this mosque is named. Who is buried there? But, in the so diverse city if Hatay, where the muezzin calls, the bell rings, and the Syriac and Alevi... More 

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Istanbul, Turkey
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 April 2015

This is the first mosque of Anatolia. The most interesting side of this Mosque is that you can find the tombs of St Johanna and St Paulos. The tombs of Semn Safa and Habibi Neccar are in the Mosque as well.

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Izmir, Turkey
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 March 2015

Your guide will tell you the stories from the Bible and the Quran. You will feel as a part of the history.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 February 2015

This is a very old mosque in the barrel vault style. There is extensive renovation being done to the surrounding buildings, but the mosque and burial can still be viewed.

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