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 »
Unlike any other mosque in the city, Yeralti Camii is housed underground in a crypt belonging to what was once The Castle of Galata. ...more »
Fatih Mosque was first constructed in 1470 by Sultan Mehmet II The Conqueror on the site of the ruined Byzantine Church of the Holy Apostles. ...more »
Constructed in 1769 by architect Mehmet Tahir Ağa for the daughter of Sultan Ahmed III, Zeynep Asıme Sultan, Zeynep Sultan Mosque is situated close to Gulhane Park in Sultanahmet. ...more »
Made from a combination of two Eastern Orthodox Churches, the Fenari Isa Mosque in Fatih was converted into a mosque following the fall of Constantinople. ...more »
This gothic style mosque in Istanbul's Galata district was converted from a church in the 15th century following the fall of Constantinople. ...more »
***NOTE THAT THE MUSEUM IS CURRENTLY CLOSED FOR RENOVATION*** Once a church, later a mosque and now partly a museum, the Byzantine-era mosaics are among the Pammakaristos's finest drawcards. ...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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