Gate in İznik

Saray Gate

The remains of the minor Saray Gate, part of the fortified city walls, are to the southwest of Göl (Lake) Gate. Sultan Orhan (1326–61) had a palace near here in the 14th century.
Mosque in İznik

Hacı Özbek Camii

Dating from 1332, centrally located Hacı Özbek Camii is one of İznik's oldest mosques.
Museum in İznik

İznik Museum

The city museum is housed in a soup kitchen that Sultan Murat I built for his mother, Nilüfer Hatun, in 1388. Born a Byzantine princess, Nilüfer was given to Sultan Orhan to cement a diplomatic alliance. The museum'…
Historic Building in İznik

Şeyh Kutbettin Camii

The restored Şeyh Kutbettin Camii (1492) lies across the road to the south of the İznik Museum.
Historic Building in İznik

Aya Sofya

Originally a great Justinianic church, Aya Sofya (Church of the Divine Wisdom) is now a mosque surrounded by a rose garden. The building encompasses ruins of three different structures. A mosaic floor and a mural of…
Gate in İznik

Lefke Gate

Part of İznik's Roman-Byzantine fortifications, the eastern Lefke Gate actually comprises three gateways dating from Byzantine times. The middle of these bears a Greek inscription that notes it was built by Proconsu…
Mosque in İznik

Yeşil Cami

Built between 1378 and 1387 under Sultan Murat I, Yeşil Cami has Seljuk Turkish proportions, influenced by Seljuk homeland Iran. The minaret's green-and-blue-glazed zigzag tiles foreshadowed the famous local tile-ma…
Ruins in İznik

Roman Theatre

If you head inside the city walls from the southwestern Saray Gate you will come to the ruins of a 15,000-seat Roman theatre.
Ruin in İznik

City Walls & Gates

İznik's once-imposing Roman walls, renovated by the Byzantines, no longer dominate, but parts of their 5km circumference remain impressive. Four main gates still transect the walls, while remains of 12 minor gates a…
Gate in İznik

Göl Gate

This gate in İznik's Roman-Byzantine fortifications leads to the lake.