Çorum Provincial Directorate of Culture and Tourism

Mosques and Other Religious Buildings


It is estimated that this mosque was built by  Hayrettin who was the freedman of  Seljuklu Sultan Alaattin Keykubat III. The mosque had its present shape after several restorations and repairs. It was destroyed in the earthquake in 1446 during the period of Beyazıt II. It was restored by Mimar Sinan. This restoration can also be seen in the book of Mimar Sinan called Teskiret-i Enbiye. During Murat III the mosques started to be named as Sultan Muradi Salis Mosque. Murat IV stopped over in Çorum – Boğacık village while going to Erivan war and the mosque was repaired and some madrasahs and akarat (pieces of landed property) were built around it. The mosque was registered with the name of Sultan Muradi Rabi Mosque to the Evkaf Dairesi (Registry Office). The mosque is destroyed in 1790 earthquake again and ıt was repaired by Çapanoğlu oğlu Abdülfettah Bey as a one domed mosque. The last community place, the top floor and a minaret to the eastern part were built during the II constitutional monarchy.

The minbar which is made of ebony tree was built by Abdullah oğlu Davut and  Ebubekir oğlu Muhammed  in 1306 with the order of Davutoğlu Ahmet. The minbar still has its original shape.

Han Mosque ( Gülabibey Mosque, Ömer Neftçi Mosque)

The mosque in Çorum Gülabibey Quarter is named with three different names Han Mosque , Gülabibey Mosque, Ömer Neftçi Mosque. The mosque dates back to early Ottoman period and it was built my Gülabibey and restored in 1579.

Hıdırlık Mosque, Tomb

It is in Çorum Hıdırlık. It was built by Hıdıroğlu Hayrettin on behalf of Suheybi Rumi who is one of the Prophet’s friend. The date of the construction is not known. The new mosque was built in the place of the former one upon Abdülhamit II’s desire.

There are Rumi and Ubid Gazi’s graves in the tomb inside the mosque; there is Elhac Yusuf-u Bahri’s tomb in the yard of the mosque and there is Kerebi Gazi tomb, as well.



İskilip Şeyh Muhiddin Yavsi Mosque

This is the oldest mosque of İskilip. It was built by Ebuss’ud Efendi who became a sheikh ul-islam during the Kanuni Sultan Süleyman  on behalf of his father Şeyh Yavsi in the 16th century. The mosque is the part of the education complex which consists of bridge, bazaar, school. Today there is nothing left from its educational complex.

Kargı Oğuz Köyü Mosque  

The mosque dating back to 16th century is known with the village’s name.

Mecitözü Elvançelebi Zaviye (small dervish lodge) and Tomb

Elvançelebi Mosque and Tomb in a large garden has three parts which are combined in Mecitözü Elvançelebi town.  The structure which has a dome and fountain is the typical Turkish architecture. The incription in the mosque refers to 1282 and the one on the tomb refers to 1307. Today it is known as a mosque.

Osmancık İmaret Mosque

It was built in 1431 by Koca Mehmet Paşa who was one of the vizier of Murat II in Osmancık. It reflects the early Ottoman Era structure’s architecture.