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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
Building began on the former Church of Saints Sergius and Bacchus in 527AD by Byzantine Emperor Justinian. It was converted into a mosque in the early 16th century and renamed 'Little Hagia Sophia'. ...more »
Built between 1884 and 1886, Yildiz Hamidiye Mosque is an Ottoman imperial mosque in a rectangular plan with a single minaret. The Mosque is situated near Yildiz Palace in Besiktas. ...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 »
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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