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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
***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 »
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 »
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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