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 »
Designed by master Armenian architect Nigoğos Balyan, the Kucuk Mecidiye Mosque near the beautiful Yildiz Park in Besiktas was completed under the order of Sultan Abdulmecid I in 1848. ...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 »
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 »
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 »
Designed by Ottoman architect Mimar Sinan for Grand Vizier Semsi Pasa, the Semsi Pasa Mosque in Uskudar enjoys a breathtaking location on the shores of the Bosphorus.The Mosque was completed in 1581. ...more »
Istanbul’s Yeni Cami (New Mosque) is a defining feature on the Eminonu skyline. This large mosque is situated opposite the Spice Bazaar and is popular with locals. ...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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