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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
Constructed in 1471 on the orders of Grand Vizier Rum Mehmed Pasha, this Uskudar mosque is a beautiful example of Ottoman-Byzantine style architecture. ...more »
Situated right on the Bosphorus waterfront, Molla Celebi Mosque is a fine example of Ottoman architect Mimar Sinan's works. Construction began on this small, single minaret mosque in 1570. ...more »
*CURRENTLY UNDER CONSTRUCTION- CLOSED TO THE PUBLIC* This mosque was once the second largest monastery church in Constantinople after Hagia Sophia. ...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 »
Beautifully situated atop a hill in Uskudar, the Atik Valide Mosque was one of the last completed works of architect Mimar Sinan in 1583. ...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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