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Eyup Sultan Mosque (Eyup Sultan Camii)

Camii Kebir Caddesi | Eyüp. Meydani, Istanbul, Turkey (Golden Horn)
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Ranked #16 of 641 attractions in Istanbul
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Religious Sites, Architectural Buildings, Historic Sites
Owner description: This mosque stands outside the city walls at the location where Hz Eyyubu El-Ensari, a noted Islamic individual, died in the assault on Constantinople... more » Owner description: This mosque stands outside the city walls at the location where Hz Eyyubu El-Ensari, a noted Islamic individual, died in the assault on Constantinople in 670 AD. « less
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Asheville, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014 NEW

Everything here was free, unless you buy some food or cheap souvenirs or shell out the 1 TL for the public restroom. The mosque and surrounding areas were packed with praying muslims, many obviously travellers on some kind of pilgrimage. Tents were set up in the nearby squares with Imams giving sermons, and the park benches were filled with old... More

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Cape Town, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

Away from all the touristy hustle and bustle, this mosque was quite special and tranquil. Sadly the tomb area of Eyup (Ayyub) al Ansari was being renovated, and were allowed no access in. Nevertheless, the mosque is worth visiting! (According to security: renovations will last a year!) We spent hours taking in the peaceful surroundings and enjoying local friendly banter.... More

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

a nice mosque within a small shopping are with nice restaurants and a must see as it is not that busy with tourists thus good for viewing

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Istanbul, Turkey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

The Mosque and Mausoleum of Eyüp Sultan, located outside the corner where the land walls meet the walls along the Golden Horn, is considered a sacred site for Moslems. Eyüp-el-Ensari was a standard-bearer of Mohammed and he died-here during an Arabic siege of the city in the 7th century. His grave was discovered at the conquest and later the mausoleum... More

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

We arrived here on using the government ferry Sehir Halic which cost 3tl one way/person. Boat ride was nice and only took 30min on a scenic route. The mosque and main area is only walking distance from the ferry terminal. The mosque has a very spiritual feeling as unlike other attractions doesn't have tourists posing for photos. This mosque has... More

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Toronto
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

We came to Eyup by ferry one afternoon since we were staying in Sultanahmet. The ferry was a little hard to find (it's on the extreme end past the new mosque). It's a nice scenic ride, about 25 minutes I think. The area is a heavily populated "overtly" muslim area. It seems like a safe, family friendly place. The mosque... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2014

Eyup Sultan Mosque has a very spiritual feel to it, those who would like to see the Islamic Way of life , head down you won't be disappointed. You can definatly tell that there is a Sahabi of the Prophet (SAW) laying there.

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Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2014

Although the place is undergoing renovation, but we were able to enjoy every corner of it. The place is very peaceful, full of birds and pigeons, you may wish to feed (pigeon food 1TL for a cup of corn or rice I guess). Muslim tourists may have a chance to pray inside the mosque and make a duaa for the... More

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kuala lumpur
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2014

Being in a Muslim tour, we were taken there one morning. Unfortunately, the tomb of Ayyub al-Ansari was under restoration and we could only peer at it through a window. Best perhaps to combine the mosque with a visit to the top of the adjacent hill for the views / Pierre Loti cafe but we didn't have the time.

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서울, 대한민국
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

I visited Eyup mosque as the first place of my 19-day-Turkey tour.Tourists were rare,so I later realized that it was the real mosque.There were many people,most of them were muslims.It was not so large as the Hagia Sophia Museum nor Blue Mosque,but the atmosphere was really pious.So if you want to see a real mosque,be sure to go there.And it... More

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