* Visited Sights: Grand Camlica Mosque
Turkey’s biggest mosque, the construction of Camlica Mosque is approaching an end. With a capacity of 60,000 it would be the largest mosque in Turkey
Personally supervised by President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, Turkey’s biggest mosque has been under construction since 2013. The project, which also includes a library, a museum of Turkish Islamic arts, design workshops and conference rooms, has been built on a 15,000-square-meter (161,000-square-foot) area.
The world’s biggest finial, which is 7.77 meters long and has a weight of 4.5 tons, was already placed on top of the dome. The nanotechnology engineered stainless steel finial was made by a Turkish firm and was turned into gold color after a special process. The mosque is designed to accommodate up to 60,000 worshippers and visible to all from its perch on a hill on Istanbul’s Asian side.
We give you at least 1 hour to make visitation to the mosque then you can come back to the hotel.