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 »
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 »
***NOTE THAT THE MUSEUM IS CURRENTLY CLOSED FOR RENOVATION*** Once a church, later a mosque and now partly a museum, the Byzantine-era mosaics are among the Pammakaristos's finest drawcards. ...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 »
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 »
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 »
This gothic style mosque in Istanbul's Galata district was converted from a church in the 15th century following the fall of Constantinople. ...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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