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 »
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 »
Designed by master Armenian architect Nigoğos Balyan, the Kucuk Mecidiye Mosque near the beautiful Yildiz Park in Besiktas was completed under the order of Sultan Abdulmecid I in 1848. ...more »
Nusretiye Mosque is an ornately decorated Baroque style mosque in the Tophane district of Beyoglu.The mosque was commissioned by Sultan Mahmut II and designed in 1823-1826. ...more »
Designed by Ottoman architect Mimar Sinan for Grand Vizier Semsi Pasa, the Semsi Pasa Mosque in Uskudar enjoys a breathtaking location on the shores of the Bosphorus.The Mosque was completed in 1581. ...more »
First commissioned in 1794 by Ottoman Sultan Selim III, Tesvikiye Mosque in Istanbul's Sisli district was completed in 1854 during the rein of Sultan Abdülmecit I. ...more »
Yeni Valide Mosque in Uskudar was built between the years 1708 and 1710 by Emetullah Rabia Gülnus Sultan, mother of Sultan Ahmed III. ...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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