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The mausoleum of Idris Baba: photo description (The turbe of Idris baba)

Away from the urban areas on the territory of the children's hospital is the tomb - the mausoleum of Idris Baba. About the person lying in the mausoleum, gathered little information. According to modern historians Idris Baba is revered as a Saint during his life made a lot of miracles.

The mausoleum, built in 1591, is an octagonal structure with a width of 6 m and a height of 8.5 meters with a dome, under which is a sarcophagus. Windows are located on two levels: lower - arched, the upper round. The original entrance was bricked - turned out a kind of niche. A new entrance in the Gothic style emerged after reconstruction in the late 17th century. In the 18th century, the mausoleum served as the chapel. Later the powder magazine.

In 1912, when it was discovered the burial place of Idris Baba, the mausoleum was partially restored, and in 1961, after the recognition of its monuments, finally put in order. The government of the Turkish Republic donated the tomb sepulchral monument, a traditional ritual fabric and prayer rug. Today is the turbe of Idris Baba is a significant architectural monument and a Muslim Shrine.