Located at the corner of 83 Street and 89 Street in the oldest residential area of Buca, Dumlupınar Neighborhood, Buca Dumlupınar Mosque is also known as Albanian Mosque. According to some sources, there were no mosques in the Buca Dumlupınar Neighborhood, where mainly non-Muslim citizens resided until the early years of the Republic, before 1922 (It is estimated that the Buca Local Mosque was built in the 1915s).
During these years, few Muslims living in Buca prayed in a room in a police station called ‘Konak’ near Dokuzçeşmeler Square. Although there are sources that consider the reason why the Dumlupınar Mosque is called Albanian as the person who bought the house and turned it into a mosque was Albanian, or that the former owners of the house were Albanian, there is also no clear information about the origin of this name.
The minaret of the Dumlupınar Mosque of Buca is only 15 cm away from the apartment building next to it. That’s why the mosque and the adjacent building create an interesting view for those who pass through the street for the first time.
Where is the Dumlupınar (Albanian) Mosque?
Dumlupınar (Albanian) Mosque Address: Dumlupınar Neighborhood, 83 Street, No: 17 Buca, Izmir
How to Get to the Dumlupınar (Albanian) Mosque?
Bus: You can get off at the bus stop of Dokuz Eylül Faculty of Education numbered 40035 with the ESHOT buses numbered 104, 304, 470, 476, 490, 515, 676, 805 and 940 and reach the Dumlupinar (Albanian) Mosque with a 10 minute walk. Dumlupınar (Albanian) Mosque is also a 5-6-minute walk away from Buca Üçkuyular Square.