Safa Mosque

Safa Mosque

by admin, 11 November 2015
Parli Safa Mosque which was built in 15th century is known for its minaret rather than itself. Minaret with many decorations right beside the mosque, has left the mosque behind with its glory. The mosque’s praying place, built with square plan and one dome, is covered with 2 feet and a dome, which is placed on it with wall scapes.
The dome is placed on a high hoop and is covered with conical roof. Walls of praying place are covered with tiles. These tiles are shaped in octagons and triangles and are showing a richer view with various colors. There is a last congregation place in front of the structure made of five sections with four columns. Domes of last congregation place are hidden from outside. The entrance door has reparation tablet on it with bulge to outside. Under this tablet, there is a sharp arched window on the door opening to left.
One thing that attracts attention is, madallions, placed in various shapes on the top of the columns between the arches of the last congregation place. The famous minaret of the structure, used to be covered with a special fabric, and was opened on Fridays. The mosque is called “parli”, meaning smelly, because of the mystic smell that had aroused from a plant which was mixed with the ingredients used during the mosque’s construction. The minaret, which is located on the right of the mosque, is very attractive considering stonemasonry. Its kufic and cone, beginning from its base, is decorated with kufic and nesih writings, as well as various shapes and designs. The mosque has the most elegant and glorious minaret in Anatolia.