Sabancı Merkez Camii
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Look up and be glorified
One of the largest mosques in the Middle East towers over central Adana in southern Turkey, its' six minarets visible all over the city. Regardless of how many mosques you have stepped into before, Sabancı might actually take your breathe away. Completed in 1998, this newer mosque is stately and absolutely majestic. The calligraphy is intricate and the tile work, done in the Iznik technique, is precise and fascinating. The exterior of the Ottoman-inspired structure is incredible, but once you step inside, it's hard not to be overcome with awe. The mosque is capable of holding close to 30,000 worshipers, and is often bustling. It will be closed to visitors just before and after a call to prayer, but take a stroll along the Seyhan River or through Central Park while waiting. Be respectful and dress modestly when visiting. Scarves are available at the door for women who did not bring one. You will not regret taking the time to visit this site!
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