Beyoglu District and the Galata Tower, Istanbul, Turkey
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Istanbul Mosques

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Blue Mosque - Sultanahmet Cami

Blue Mosque - Sultanahmet Cami

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 »

  • Location: Sultanahmet
  • Type: Mosques
Hagia Sophia - Ayasofya Museum

Hagia Sophia - Ayasofya Museum

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 »

  • Location: Sultanahmet
  • Type: Museums
Ortakoy Mosque

Ortakoy Mosque

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 »

  • Location: Ortakoy
  • Type: Mosques
Dolmabahce Mosque

Dolmabahce Mosque

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 »

  • Location: Dolmabahce
  • Type: Mosques
Eyup Sultan Mosque and Mausoleum

Eyup Sultan Mosque and Mausoleum

Eyup Sultan Mosque and Mausoleum, built by Mehmet the Conqueror in 1458, is one of the holiest sites for Muslims in the world. ...more »

  • Location: Eyup
  • Type: Mosques
Hüseyin Aga Mosque

Hüseyin Aga Mosque

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 »

  • Location: Istiklal Street
  • Type: Mosques
Yeralti Camii- Underground Mosque

Yeralti Camii- Underground Mosque

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 »

  • Location: Karakoy
  • Type: Mosques
Sakirin Mosque

Sakirin Mosque

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 »

  • Location: Uskudar - Asian Side
  • Type: Mosques
Beyazit Mosque

Beyazit Mosque

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 »

  • Location: Beyazit
  • Type: Mosques
Yavuz Selim Mosque

Yavuz Selim Mosque

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 »

  • Location: Fatih
  • Type: Mosques

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Our Local Experts say:

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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Rock'n Coke

Rock'n Coke

17 Jul - 19 Jul
Festival

One of Istanbul's funnest and most raucous events, Rock'n Coke is a must if you're in the city... more »

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