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Nicaea and its mysterious history

by Luciana Soldo


Nicaea and its mysterious history
Ancient Nicaea
Iznik the ancient Nicaea is situated in the South of Izmit and it has got Roman and Byzantine origins.
Cathedral of Saint Sofia
Between 10 m high with fortified walls is the Cathedral of Saint Sofia.
Turquoise tiles
In the museum you can see the remains of the Yesil mosque, very famous for its beautiful torquise tiles.
First center of ceramics
In the 16th and 17th centuries, Iznik was the main ceramics centre.
Green Mosque
Green Mosque is also famous, from the colour of its bright sage green tiles.