Attractions

Mosque in İzmir

Hisar Mosque

Surrounded by popular coffeehouses, this mosque in the Kemeraltı Market is the largest in the city and dates from 1597. The interior is quintessentially İzmiri, with blue-and-gold motifs on the domed ceiling that ar…
Mosque in İzmir

Kestanepazarı Mosque

The multi-domed 'Chestnut Market Mosque' dates from 1667 and has a particularly beautiful mihrab (niche indicating the direction of Mecca). Its profusion of large windows makes it easily spotted.
Mosque in İzmir

Şadırvan Mosque

Named after the fountains next to it, which are used by the congregation for ritual ablutions, this 1636 mosque has a large central dome and a minaret with a single şerefe (balcony).
Mosque in İzmir

Yalı Mosque

On the northern edge of Konak Meydanı, this petite octagonal mosque with its slender minaret was built in the 18th century and features pretty coloured tiles around its exterior windows.
Synagogue in İzmir

Bet Israel

The city’s largest synagogue was built in 1907 and is the largest still-operating Jewish house of worship in the city.