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Eyup Sultan Mosque (Eyup Sultan Camii)

Camii Kebir Caddesi | Eyüp. Meydani, Istanbul, Turkey (Golden Horn)
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Ranked #12 of 633 attractions in Istanbul
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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Brockport, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

A pretty little mosque located off an attractive plaza. It's more interesting for its historical significance (on the the Prophet's companions is buried there) than for its artistic merit.

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Doha, Qatar
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16 reviews 16 reviews
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

Away from the crowded site of Sultanahmet area, this is a nice getaway. But, I would appreciate if the information in the mosque be written also in English.. The bazaar around the small town were worth looking at!!

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Istanbul, Turkey
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37 reviews 37 reviews
13 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014 NEW

We we're there twice and very nice Camii not so big but very old historical Camii everyone has to go there visit that Camii...

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London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014 NEW

This is a revered place of pilgrimage for Muslims at the foot of the cemetery leading down from the Pierre Loti viewpoint.

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Cairo, Egypt
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014 NEW

One of the mosques I would have regretted not being to ... very nice from inside and ouside, not as decorated as the other mosques in the Istanbul but still has got it's unique feel. Spend some time walking into the streets next to the mosque for an unbeatable experience.

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Plano, Texas
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72 reviews 72 reviews
35 attraction reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2014

The mosque was built to honor Eyup, the Islamic conqueror of Istanbul. His tomb and some other companions are buried in the mosque complex. Compared to other mosques, there seem to be more worshippers seen inside.

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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2014

you can visit this place by taxi as no available metro , nice and wonderful , you will also visit the nice shops and bazaar around then go to pierre loti cafe

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Southern Highlands, AUS
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2014

The Eyüp Sultan Mosque is sacred place as it holds the remains of Abu Ayyub al-Ansari, the companion and standard bearer of the Prophet Muhammad. As part of the Arab Army during the first attempt of the conquest to capture Constantinople he was killed during the action and was buried here. You will not find all that many tourist visiting... More

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Bangkok, Thailand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2014

Pierre Loti was a French writer, who was called a "Turkholic", according to story he was in love with a Turkish girl living near this area, and therefore he used to visit this cafe every so often, that's why Turkish people called this hill after him. The mosque is located at the utmost upper corner of Eyup District and Golden... More

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Dubai
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11 reviews 11 reviews
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2014

Hazrat Abu Ayyub Al Ansari (RA) also known as Eyup Sultan in Turkey was a very impotant companion of Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) and also my ancestor. Visiting his mazar to recite fatiha and see the masjid was a very moving experience. This is also the place the Sultans used to come for their coronation. A must go for the spiritual... More

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