GENERAL DESCRIPTION

Istanbul has about 3000 mosques! Most can be freely visited, independently from your religion.

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AKSARAY MOSQUE (PERTEVNIYAL VALIDE SULTAN)

The Pertevniyal Valide Sultan Mosque, also known as the Aksaray Valide Mosque, is an Ottoman imperial mosque in Istanbul. It is located at the intersection of Ordu Street and Atatürk Boulevard, in the Aksaray neighborhood.

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BLUE MOSQUE (SULTANAHMET CAMII)

The Blue Mosque, was constructed between 1609 and 1616 during the rule of Ahmed I. Hand-painted blue tiles adorn the mosque’s interior walls, and at night the mosque is bathed in blue as lights frame the mosque’s five main domes, six minarets and eight secondary domes. It sits next to the Hagia Sophia.

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HAGYA SOPHIA

Hagia Sophia was a Greek Orthodox Christian patriarchal basilica, later an imperial mosque, and now a museum in Istanbul.

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KILIC ALI PASHA MOSQUE

The Kılıç Ali Pasha Complex is a group of buildings designed and built between 1580 and 1587 by Mimar Sinan, who at the time was in his 90s. The mosque itself was constructed in 1578-1580.

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LALELI CAMII

The Laleli Mosque (Tulip Mosque) is an 18th-century Ottoman imperial mosque located in the Laleli neighborhood of Istanbul. It was built by Sultan Mustafa III in the years 1760–1763, as designed in the baroque style by Ottoman imperial architect Mehmet Tahir Ağa.

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LITTLE HAGYA SOPHIA

Little Hagia Sophia Mosque, formerly the Church of the Saints Sergius and Bacchus, is a former Greek Eastern Orthodox church converted into a mosque during the Ottoman Empire.

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NEW MOSQUE (YENI CAMII)

The Yeni Cami, meaning ""New Mosque"", is an Ottoman imperial mosque located in the Eminönü quarter of Istanbul. It is situated on the Golden Horn, at the southern end of the Galata Bridge, and is one of the famous architectural landmarks of Istanbul.

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NURUOSMANIYE MOSQUE

The Nuruosmaniye Mosque is an Ottoman mosque built in 1755 and located in the Çemberlitaş neighbourhood of Istanbul.

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RUSTU PASHA MOSQUEE

The Rüstem Pasha Mosque is a 16th-century Ottoman mosque located in the Hasırcılar Çarşısı neighborhood of Istanbul.

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SEHZADE MOSQUEE & COMPLEX

The Şehzade Mosque is a 16th-century Ottoman imperial mosque located in the Istanbul district of Fatih. It was commissioned by Suleiman the Magnificent as a memorial to his son Şehzade Mehmed, who died in 1543.

The Şehzade complex consists of the mosque, the mausoleum or türbe of Prince Mehmet (which was completed prior to the mosque), two Qur'an schools (medrese), a public kitchen (imaret) which served food to the poor, and a caravansarai. The mosque and its courtyard are surrounded by a wall that separates them from the rest of the complex.

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SUKULU MEHMET PASHA MOSQUE

The Sokollu Mehmet Pasha Mosque is an Ottoman mosque located in the Kadirga neighborhood of Istanbul.

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SULEMANYE MOSQUE

The Süleymaniye Mosque is an Ottoman imperial mosque located on the Third Hill of Istanbul. It is the second largest mosque in the city, and one of its best-known sights.

AKSARAY MOSQUE (PERTEVNIYAL VALIDE SULTAN)

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The Pertevniyal Valide Sultan Mosque, also known as the Aksaray Valide Mosque, is an Ottoman imperial mosque in Istanbul. It is located at the intersection of Ordu Street and Atatürk Boulevard, in the Aksaray neighborhood.

BLUE MOSQUE (SULTANAHMET CAMII)

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The Blue Mosque, was constructed between 1609 and 1616 during the rule of Ahmed I. Hand-painted blue tiles adorn the mosque’s interior walls, and at night the mosque is bathed in blue as lights frame the mosque’s five main domes, six minarets and eight secondary domes. It sits next to the Hagia Sophia.

HAGYA SOPHIA

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Hagia Sophia was a Greek Orthodox Christian patriarchal basilica, later an imperial mosque, and now a museum in Istanbul.

KILIC ALI PASHA MOSQUE

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The Kılıç Ali Pasha Complex is a group of buildings designed and built between 1580 and 1587 by Mimar Sinan, who at the time was in his 90s. The mosque itself was constructed in 1578-1580.

LALELI CAMII

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The Laleli Mosque (Tulip Mosque) is an 18th-century Ottoman imperial mosque located in the Laleli neighborhood of Istanbul. It was built by Sultan Mustafa III in the years 1760–1763, as designed in the baroque style by Ottoman imperial architect Mehmet Tahir Ağa.

LITTLE HAGYA SOPHIA

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Little Hagia Sophia Mosque, formerly the Church of the Saints Sergius and Bacchus, is a former Greek Eastern Orthodox church converted into a mosque during the Ottoman Empire.

NEW MOSQUE (YENI CAMII)

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The Yeni Cami, meaning ""New Mosque"", is an Ottoman imperial mosque located in the Eminönü quarter of Istanbul. It is situated on the Golden Horn, at the southern end of the Galata Bridge, and is one of the famous architectural landmarks of Istanbul.

NURUOSMANIYE MOSQUE

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The Nuruosmaniye Mosque is an Ottoman mosque built in 1755 and located in the Çemberlitaş neighbourhood of Istanbul.

RUSTU PASHA MOSQUEE

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The Rüstem Pasha Mosque is a 16th-century Ottoman mosque located in the Hasırcılar Çarşısı neighborhood of Istanbul.

SEHZADE MOSQUEE & COMPLEX

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The Şehzade Mosque is a 16th-century Ottoman imperial mosque located in the Istanbul district of Fatih. It was commissioned by Suleiman the Magnificent as a memorial to his son Şehzade Mehmed, who died in 1543.

The Şehzade complex consists of the mosque, the mausoleum or türbe of Prince Mehmet (which was completed prior to the mosque), two Qur'an schools (medrese), a public kitchen (imaret) which served food to the poor, and a caravansarai. The mosque and its courtyard are surrounded by a wall that separates them from the rest of the complex.

SUKULU MEHMET PASHA MOSQUE

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The Sokollu Mehmet Pasha Mosque is an Ottoman mosque located in the Kadirga neighborhood of Istanbul.

SULEMANYE MOSQUE

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The Süleymaniye Mosque is an Ottoman imperial mosque located on the Third Hill of Istanbul. It is the second largest mosque in the city, and one of its best-known sights.

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