If you are in Ankara, this is the place you should see first. Many other places which could be offered to you cannot be as real as this place.
One of the more interesting sights in Ankara. Nothing spectacular but nice enough for a quick look. Plaza around mosque is OK though getting very kitsch. Temple of Augustus ruins nearby.
I wandered over from the Roman baths and had to walk around some construction. They are renovating the area. I was surprised to finally arrive and see the plaza full of tourists. The Mosque is beautiful. My first visit To a mosque so I wasn't sure what to exoect or where I could go. But it appeared you could go anywhere so I followed people in. Be sure to visit upstairs for a different perspective. It was lovely and the chandelier is beautiful. The Temple of Augustus and Rome is right next to the mosue. The area has benches and water fountains and is quite beautiful. Music plays through speakers so you can find a nice place to sit and rest. Walk through the new streets full of shops back down to the Hisar area.
i liked the history behind it a guy who wasn't born muslim but the early age he start showing his interest to religion,a guy who respected Christians and other religions and also took the time to spend with people who didn't have nothing in life...and he also went around spreading the word of God,there is no pressure when you go to the mosque,i am not muslim but i enjoyed being inside the mosque with other woman,the only think is don't forget your scarf...
It is a nice and not too big mosque we saw, during our trip in Turkey. We were imprest by both inside and outside the mosque Around the mosque the is a large place for praying.
Hacu Bayram Camii is a great discover inside Ankara Centre. Is not very easy to find and if you can go early in the morning, at the first pray, you can see the magic atmosphere there is here. The lights around the Mosque create a nice effect and the quite around, with the castle of Ankara on the left side finish the nice landscape.
This mosque is built on the Temple of Augustus, and they have preserved 1 wall of the ancient temple. There are nice water features around the complex, and it is a very pleasant place to spend time.
Was not sure if I had to go in the separate entrance but was guided there by an elderly man. I was directed downstairs to a large pillared and carpeted room with Islamic symbols on the wall and groups of women sitting talking or praying. There was nothing else to see. Having visited Istanbul where I went into all the wonderful mosques I was disappointed.
Like the christian sunday morning service, muslims have friday noon one. So, there is a crowd waits for you if you choose to visit this particular time. In addition, since it is a popular mosque, there are more guests than those of the others. (Its popularity is not because of its aesthetic value or such stuff but because of the spiritual reputation of the person to whom the name of the mosque is attributed: Haci Bayram Veli.) The immediate environs, especially the directions other than east side are not so safe to roam around -- if you are not a sociologist doing field study, or a spy doing bla bla.Prefer taxi if you are not so close yet.
We walked here from the Anatolian civilization museum. It has some nice small shops in the arcade to browse. This was the third place we visited and we spent one hour here.