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Blue Mosque (Sultan Ahmet Mosque)

Suleymaniye Mosque

Rustem Pasa Mosque

Fatih Mosque

Eyup Mosque

Yeni Mosque

Sokullu Mehmet Pasa Mosque

Mihrimah Sultan Mosque

 Ortakoy Mosque

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mosques

There are around 3000 mosques in Istanbul which 600 of them belong to the Ottoman period. Whithin these 600 , most are built between the years 1850-1900. When talking about Mosques the first to mention is the famous architect Mimar Sinan (16th century). The masterpieces are built by him or his students in a later periods. 


Rustem Pasa Mosque

The Rustem Pasa Mosque, another skillful accomplishment of the architect Sinan, was built in 1561 by order of Rustem Pasa Grand Vizier and son-in-law of Suleyman the Magnificent. Exquisite Iznik tiles panel the small and superbly proportioned interior.  


Fatih Mosque

The Imperial Fatih Mosque, constructed between 1463 and 1470, bears the name of the Ottoman conqueror of Istanbul, Fatih Sultan Mehmet, and is the site of his mausoleum. Standing atop another of Istanbul's hills, its vast size and great complex of religious buildings - medreses, hospices, baths, a hospital, a caravanserai and a library make it well worth a visit.

 

Eyup Mosque

The great Mosque of Eyup lies outside the city walls, near the Golden Horn, at the traditional site where Eyup the standard bearer of the Prophet Mohammed, died in the Islamic assault on Constantinople in A.D. 670. The first mosque built after the Ottoman conquest of the city, this greatly venerated shrine attracts many pilgrims.

 

Yeni Mosque

Built between 1597 and 1663, the Yeni (New) Mosque looms over the harbor at Eminonu, greeting the incoming ferryboats and welcoming tourists to the old city. Today its graceful domes and arches shelter hundreds of pigeons who make this area their home. Marvelous Iznik tiles decorate what was once the sultan's balcony.

 

Sokullu Mehmet Pasa Mosque

The 16th-century Sokollu Mehmet Pasa Mosque built on an awkwardly shaped plot on a steeply sloping hill near Sultanahmet, is one of the most beautiful examples of classical Turkish architecture and another masterpiece of the architect Sinan. Inside, breathtaking blues, greens, purples and reds color the elegant designs of the Iznik tiles.

 

Mihrimah Sultan Mosque

Walls of glass fill the four immense arches that support the central dome at the Mihrimah Sultan Mosque inside the Edirne gate of the old city walls. One hundred and sixty-one windows illuminate this mosque, built in 1555 by Sinan for Mihrimah Sultana, the daughter of Suleyman the Magnificent.

 

Ortakoy Mosque

 

 

 

 

 

 


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