Kütahya Ulu Camii

At the end of Cumhuriyet Caddesi is the grand Kütahya Ulu Camii, also known as the Yıldırım Beyazıt Han Camii. It was built between 1381 and 1410 under Sultan Beyazıt I and renovated in 1893 by Abdülhamit II. I consider it to be one of the most beautiful of the lesser-known mosques in Turkey.

Ulu Camii in Kütahya, Turkey

Ulu Camii

Ulu Camii in Kütahya, Turkey

Ulu Camii

Ulu Camii in Kütahya, Turkey

Ulu Camii

Ulu Camii in Kütahya, Turkey

Ulu Camii

The biggest mosque in Kütahya is decorated mostly in blue and white with touches of red, gold, and black. Those happen to be the most common colors in traditional Kütahya tilesClick here for a virtual tour of the mosque.

Ulu Camii in Kütahya, Turkey

Ulu Camii

Ulu Camii in Kütahya, Turkey

Ulu Camii

Ulu Camii in Kütahya, Turkey

Ulu Camii

Ulu Camii in Kütahya, Turkey

Ulu Camii

My favorite feature of the mosque is the fountain in the center of the prayer hall.

Ulu Camii in Kütahya, Turkey

Ulu Camii

Ulu Camii in Kütahya, Turkey

Ulu Camii

Ulu Camii in Kütahya, Turkey

Ulu Camii

Don’t miss the şadırvan (ablutions fountain) in front of the entrance. It’s adorned with Kütahya tiles.

Şadırvan at Ulu Camii in Kütahya, Turkey

Şadırvan

Şadırvan at Ulu Camii in Kütahya, Turkey

Şadırvan

Şadırvan at Ulu Camii in Kütahya, Turkey

Şadırvan

The Archaeology Museum and Tile Museum are located next to Ulu Camii. Dönenler Camii is across the street.

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