Taşköprü and Sabancı Mosque Adana

Adana Town Map

Adana Town Map

Arrived at Taşköprü (Roman Bridge).

Arrived at Taşköprü (Roman Bridge).

Taşköprü (Stone Bridge) is a Roman bridge spanning the Seyhan River in Adana that was probably built in the first half of the second century AD. The bridge was a key link in ancient trade routes from the Mediterranean Sea to Anatolia and Persia.

Roman Bridge Adana

Roman Bridge Adana

Until its closure in 2007, it was one of the oldest bridges in the world open to motorized vehicles. Since 2007 it has only carried foot traffic, and now hosts social and cultural events.

Taşköprü Adana

Taşköprü Adana

In 2007 the bridge was closed to motorized vehicles. Since then, it has become a site for social and cultural events.

Sabancı Central Mosque, view from the Roman Bridge

Sabancı Central Mosque, the view from the Roman Bridge

Left the Roman Bridge (Taşköprü of Adana) and went to Sabancı Central Mosque.

Sabancı Central Mosque came into view.

Sabancı Central Mosque came into view.

Sabancı Merkez Camii (Sabancı Central Mosque) Adana is the largest mosque in Turkey. The mosque started construction in 1988 and was completed in 1998.

Adana Merkez Camii

Adana Merkez Camii

The exterior of the mosque is similar to the Sultan Ahmed Mosque (Blue Mosque) in Istanbul.

Entrance of Sabancı Central Mosque

Entrance of Sabancı Central Mosque

The interior decoration of the mosque is similar to the Selimiye Mosque in Edirne.

This Mosque is especially beautiful.

This Mosque is especially beautiful.

The interior of the Sabancı Central Mosque

The interior of the Sabancı Central Mosque

Sabancı Central Mosque was constructed upon a confiscated Armenian cemetery.

After the mosque I was going to next destinaton, the city of Antakya .

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