Sultanahmet Camii (Blue Mosque), Istanbul, Turkey

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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, 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

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

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

Laleli Mosque

Designed by Ottoman architect Mehmet Tahir Ağa and completed in 1783, Laleli Mosque is a baroque style mosque. It has two minarets and a dome which reaches a height of almost 25 metres. ...more »

  • Location: Laleli
  • Type: Mosques

Kucuk Ayasofya - Little Hagia Sophia

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 »

  • Location: Sultanahmet
  • Type: Mosques

Arap Mosque

This gothic style mosque in Istanbul's Galata district was converted from a church in the 15th century following the fall of Constantinople. ...more »

  • Location: Karakoy
  • Type: Mosques

Nusretiye Mosque

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 »

  • Location: Tophane
  • Type: Mosques

Fatih Mosque

Fatih Mosque was first constructed in 1470 by Sultan Mehmet II The Conqueror on the site of the ruined Byzantine Church of the Holy Apostles. ...more »

  • Location: Fatih
  • Type: Mosques

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

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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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