If the wail of the minarets doesn't awaken your senses, then one of Istanbul's most visited mosque- the Sultanahmet/ Blue Mosque- certainly will. ...more »
Hagia Sophia, once the greatest church in the Christian world until its conversion into a mosque in 1453, is now one of Istanbul's most well known and breathtakingly beautiful museums. ...more »
Buyuk Mecidiye Camii (Ortakoy Mosque) is one of the most iconic landmarks in Ortakoy. Built on a pier on the edge of the Bosphorus, it makes for an interesting juxtaposition between old and new. ...more »
Dolmabahce Mosque is situated at the southern end of the Dolmabahce Palace complex. It was constructed between 1853 and 1855 by the renowned Balyan family of architects. ...more »
Beautifully situated atop a hill in Uskudar, the Atik Valide Mosque was one of the last completed works of architect Mimar Sinan in 1583. ...more »
Situated right on the Bosphorus waterfront, Molla Celebi Mosque is a fine example of Ottoman architect Mimar Sinan's works. Construction began on this small, single minaret mosque in 1570. ...more »
Perched atop the 5th hill of Istanbul, Yavuz Selim Mosque enjoys spectacular views of the Golden Horn. The Mosque was completed in 1522, making it the 2nd oldest Ottoman imperial mosque in existence. ...more »
Another of architect Sinan's masterpieces, the Mihrimah Sultan Mosque in Edirnekapi is situated right near the old city walls at the peak of the sixth hill of Istanbul. ...more »
Known as both the Pertevniyal Valide Sultan Mosque and the Aksaray Valide Mosque, this Ottoman imperial landmark was designed by Italian architect Montani and completed in 1871. ...more »
Istanbul’s Yeni Cami (New Mosque) is a defining feature on the Eminonu skyline. This large mosque is situated opposite the Spice Bazaar and is popular with locals. ...more »
The sleek minarets of Istanbul's many mosques dominate the city skyline. If you can't see them you can definitely hear them as the call to prayer sounds five times daily.
Istanbul is home to the most mosques in Turkey, including some world famous beauties such as the Blue Mosque and Suleymaniye Mosque. Whether it's to admire the soft light of sunset casting on their domes, or to marvel at the brightly coloured tile work inside, Istanbul's mosques are simply spectacular.
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