was built in 1179 by Melik Nasreddin Mehmet (Mehmet the Red Lion).
The Cifte Minareli Medrese, or theological college, built by the
Seljuk Sultan Alaeddin Keykubat in 1253, astonishes visitors with elaborate
stone carvings on its portal and its majestic double minarets.
The great architect Sinan left his mark on the city in the
Lala Mustafa Pasa Mosque.
When you arrive Melitene, at the latter stand the ruins of Byzantine
enclosure, and in the center of town, the 13th century Ulu Mosque is an
excellent example of Seljuk architecture.
Mus was founded in the sixth century. The Ulu Camii (Grand Mosque) is
an Ottoman work from the second half of 14th century. Next, Bulanik county
contains the Mollakent Mosque and Theological School, built of Ahlat
stone by Seyh Ibrahim in 1290 and 1321 respectively.
Cifte Minare (Twin Minarets)
In Bitlis, you can visit the 12th century Ulu Mosque and the
Ottoman Serefiye Mosque. As you drive on around the lake you come to
Adilcevaz, where the Ulu Mosque, built of the region's dark volcanic
stone, stands on the lake shore.
Van is the next stop which contains the Ulu Mosque, Husrev Pasa Mosque,
Kaya Celebi Mosque and the Ikiz Kumbet (Twin Mausoleums) reflect Seljuk and
Ottoman architectural sytles.
Hasan Padisah Mosque