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"Bayezid Kulliyesi" Amasya Things to Do Tip by June.b

Amasya Things to Do: 77 reviews and 228 photos

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About 4 blocks away from Sarachane Mosque along the Ziya Pasha Blvd and -

At the southern end of the Madenus Koprusu (bridge) is the large mosque and madrasa complex in Amasya - the Kulliyah of Beyazid II.

Beyazid II Kulliyyah was commissioned by Shahzadah Ahmet, Governor of Amasya in the name of his father Sultan Beyazid II. The kulliyyah consist of a mosque, a medresseh, a mission and a fountain and was the work of Architect Semseddin Ahmet.

The tomb annexed to the building later on belongs to Shahzadah Osman, Shahzadah Ahmet’s son who had died prematurely. The U-shape structure on the side of the mosque is the medrasah while the L-shape on the other side is the mission.

The sycamore trees - including a huge one beside the mosque that I thought smells like burning incense - providing a shades in the garden of the mosque were planted during the construction of the mosque and been there for over 500 years.

The beautiful dodecagonal fountain in the middle of the patio is covered by a dodecagonal pyramid supported by 12 pillars.

Go now to the next stop - Amasya Archeological Museum - at the back few steps on the west or right side.

Address: Ziya Pasha Blvd, Amasya, Turkey

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  • Updated Jul 19, 2011
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