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 »
Eyup Sultan Mosque and Mausoleum, built by Mehmet the Conqueror in 1458, is one of the holiest sites for Muslims in the world. ...more »
Situated on Istiklal street, Hüseyin Aga Mosque was built in 1596. The architect Hüseyin Aga (Chief) is buried in the yard of the mosque together with Davut Aga, another chief from Ottoman times. ...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 »
This revolutionary mosque is the most modern of its kind in Turkey. Designed by architect Hüsrev Tayla and opened in 2009, Sakirin Mosque blends elements of the classical and contemporary. ...more »
Beyazit Mosque was commissioned by Sultan Beyazit II and completed in 1506. Much of the Mosque's architecture was inspired by the Hagia Sophia. ...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 »
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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