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Eyup Sultan Mosque (Eyup Sultan Camii)

Camii Kebir Caddesi | Eyüp. Meydani, Istanbul, Turkey (Golden Horn)
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Ranked #15 of 646 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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Perth, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

Not a grand masjid but plays a significant part in the history of Islam as it is believed that the companion of Prophet Muhammad (peace & blessings be upon him)was buried here.

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Burbank, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

Amazing architecture is the basics, for this place, Attention to detail as you can imagine, plus beautiful tulips gardens

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Saudi Arabia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

This is my second visit to Eyup Sultan Mosque and the surrounding area. Very nice historic place. I like shopping for souvineres where they are much cheaper. We prayed at the mosque, went by the cable car up (Pier Lotti Cafe with awasome views). Then, we had lunch in one of the restaurants facing the mosque. Very nice day.

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Belfast, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

This is a very local mosque and busy as our visit was during Eid el Adha. It is a site of pilgrimage for Muslims and contrasted well with the more well known mosques.

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London, United Kingdom
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39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

As a Muslim, it was an honour to visit the grave of Abu Ayyub al-Ansari (R.A). I found the whole place very special, and spiritually very enlightening. The surrounding area is good for shopping for Islamic items, including Quran's and Islamic attire.

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Istanbul, Turkey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

I have to be honest my expectation was very high because I have been to Saint SOPHIA (Ayasofya) , Eyüp Sultan of course beautiful but I like Saint Sopahia more . Also Eyüp Sultan was very very crowded .

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Tripoli, Lebanon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

Very interesting mosque , it is a little bit far from the city center , but situated in a nice environement on the golden horn

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Riyadh Province, Saudi Arabia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

It is a nice area to be around. but personally I didnt like the grave visiting thingie. but we enjoyed shopping n having a meal there. Walking is my favorite thing to do, we did a long walk from there.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

I went on the day of Arafat, it was so busy women were sitting on top of one another at the time of prayer, Nice friendly place once we actually found Ayup

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Dusseldorf, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

A must for anyone visiting Istanbul who wants to get a feeling for the city's Ottoman and Islamic history. The mosque is interesting as one of the rare examples of oriental baroque - o.k., not 100% oriental, but that must have been always the charme of this glorious city. People here are much friendlier towards non-Muslim visitors than in the... More

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