First Mosque Built Underground | The charm of Turkey as a tourist destination is no doubt yes. The country located between the two continents has a myriad of interesting places that make tourists tempted to come.
Tourist attractions in Turkey even many whose names have been famous to foreign countries. Hagia Sophia, Cappadocia to Pamukkale. Well that will Dream Travel review this time is no less popular and cool. You should know!
The place in question is the Sanclakar Mosque (Masjid ; arabic) which is claimed to be the largest masjid in Turkey. The uniqueness of this masjid is its construction underground. This masjid is also the first masjid in the world to be underground.
Sanclakar Mosque was only built in 2011, but its popularity has reached the corners of the world. The masjid is located in the Buyukcekmece District of Istanbul, Turkey.
This masjid was inspired by the Cave of Hira. And this building became the first worship building to win the title of champion in the world competition in the field of religious building architecture.
The prayer room in this Masjid can accommodate about 650 worshippers. With amazing architecture, worshiping in this masjid can also be a very impressive experience.
The architecture of this masjid building combines ottoman style design with modern architecture today. The masjid was built up to 7 meters below ground level and was designed by renowned Turkish architect Emre Arolat.
The main line of the masjid is illuminated by sunlight so that it still creates an environment with a thick spiritual feel. On the upper front wall, stretches the transparent glass so that sunlight can freely illuminate the main room.
While the middle and back of the mosque only get lighting from the lights. But of course it is still designed as well as possible to give a comfortable effect to its visitors.
Amazing Architecture of Sancaklar Mosque
On the main path of this masjid is illuminated by sunlight so that it still creates a spiritual environment.
On the upper front wall, stretches the transparent glass so that sunlight can freely illuminate the main room. In the middle and behind the mosque only gets lighting from the lights.
But of course it is still designed as well as possible to give a comfortable effect to its visitors. This 1200 square meter mosque makes everyone who visits amazed at its splendor underground.
The exterior and interior design of this mosque even without the slightest decoration. It is in stark contrast to mosques in general that are filled with Islamic ornaments.
The shape of the long pesegi is large so that it appears from afar unlike the banguann mosque in general. When you enter the mosque, you will not find ornaments such as calligraphy even large lights like in the mosque. There is only one calligraphy that contains a verse with the meaning “Remember your Lord”.
Not only large, this mosque is also built in an area that lacks mosques, so it is very beneficial for the surrounding community.
Understandably, in this area only a lot is filled with villas, not mosques. If the mosque in general always has a minaret on the right or left, it is different from the Snacaklar mosque. This masjid was created without tower or crescent moon sign.