Koca Naip Mosque

This mosque was built in the 15th century by Mahmud Efendi, by-named “Koca Nâib”.

This mosque consists of two sections, the main prayer hall covered with a single dome, and the northward portico for latecomers Its main prayer hall is built with a square plan with inner dimensions of 6.15 x 6.15 m. The transition from its main walls to its dome is provided by Turkish triangles. The sides of the portico for latecomers with its inner measures of 6.20 x 3.80 m are closed. Its front has a gable wall. It was the first time with this structure that a gable wall was applied to a portico for latecomers. As the “Bursa” arch, this gable wall, too, is an architectural element brought in to Bursa’s Ottoman architecture.

This structure was built using hewn stones and bricks. The body of the minaret located at its south is made of bricks. The minaret has a single balcony. Furthermore, it is striking due to its blind niches in the minaret’s plinth block with its stone and brick ornaments, and the six rows of  stalactite work under its balcony, and the glazed tile covering of the gable wall.

In 2005, this mosque was renovated according to the original plans.

In the graveyard at the mosque’s south, there are many single tombs. Furthermore, the  “Hanım Kızlar”/”Yılanlı” Mausoleum, also known as “Üç Hanım Kızlar” Mausoleum is located in its garden.

The neighbourhood is named after this mosque. It still is called “Kocanaip” today.