Kaya Çelebi Camii
Van, Turkey
The Kaya Çelebi Mosque stands in the ruins of the old city of Van close to the southern city walls near their eastern end. The mosque's namesake is Kaya Çelebi Zade Koçi Bey, whom its foundation inscription states began construction in 1660. Constructed ended after his death in 1663.

The mosque is a domed cube constructed of masonry walls in alternating courses of red and white stone. A porch with five domed bays fronts the mosque on its north side. A cylindrical minaret rises from a square base in the northwestern corner of the building. The mihrab has a muqarnas hood. In both plan and decoration, the mosque echoes its neighbor to the east, the Köse Hüsrev Paşa Camii, constructed a century earlier under Mimar Sinan.


Kaya Çelebi Camii. Van İl Kültür ve Turizm Müdürlüğü. Accessed March 1, 2019.

Van, Turkey
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