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Aslanhane Mosque

Built in 1290, the ancient Aslanhane Mosque, also known as Aslanhane Camii or the Lion's Den Mosque, is the largest in Ankara. A must-see due to its stunning architecture and rich mosaics, Aslanhane Mosque serves as one of the oldest relics located within the Ankara Citadel, giving you a flavor for ancient Turkey. Its intricate wooden roof is supported by 24 large wood columns.

Previously called Arslanhane, which translates to "The House of Lions," the mosque garnered this name because of the numerous lion statues surrounding it. To this day, the structure is still sometimes referred to as the "Lion's Den Mosque."

Practical Info

The Aslanhane Mosque is located within walking distance of the Ankara citadel. 

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