Divrigi Ulu Camii - Sivas / Turkey


Divrigi Overview
Divriği, a town in the province of Sivas, was inhabited by many cultures. It is of particular interest with the Grand Mosque, tomb and Darüşşifa (hospital), built in 1229 by a Turkoman dynasty, Mengücekogulları. They are accepted as the masterpieces of Anatolian architecture. They are distinctive with the rich stone embellishments on the portals and the variety of the vaults. The Mosque and Hospital complex of Ulu Camii is one of the monuments in Turkey chosen as a cultural heritage site in the world. The mosque, repaired many times in the past, was last restored in 1967. A number of publications and researches on the complex are available in many languages.