Since it was foundation, Izmir has always been a multicultural city. Throughout the centuries, people coming from the different cultures, religions and languages, managed to live together in harmony in this tolerant and peaceful city.
Hisar Mosque, which is one of Izmir's monumental religious structures, is situated in the neighbourhood of Kemeralti. Built by Aydinoglu Yakup Bey in 1597, the mosque is the biggest and most magnificent mosque in Izmir.
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