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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 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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Yukon, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

This mosque maybe more popular than Blue Mosque for the local people. We saw many people waiting for visiting Saint Eyup's tomb in the inner court.

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Tirgoviste
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

Eyup Mosque is near Pierre Lotti caffe. We arrived by ferry from Eminonu. The mosque is near the ferry doc. The place itself is very impressive. We couldn't visit the mosque inside due to some renovations that were going on. We have visited Eyup sultan turbesi, where the people were waiting on line to pray. I think that at the... More

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West Kirby, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

I loved to visit these mosques and this was on my list, another amazing space, don't forget there is more to the complex than just a mosque, the whole concept is amazing...

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Buckinghamshire, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014 via mobile

We went on a what must've been a religious bank holiday as it was teeming with locals in carnival mood. The boat trip to get there was pleasant and good to be out in the air away from the city. We didn't bother with the cable car up the hill but walked a back way seeing more of the town,which... More

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Dubai, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

The mosque itself is not very special, but the historical importance is worth the visit. Tombs of the most important ottomani heroes can be found there. The tombs close at 5pm so watch the time of the visit. It was also extremely crowded around end of the day with religious pilgrims and people waiting for the iftar time.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

This is one of a historical mosque in Istanbul and also there are some graveyards of masters. You should think twice before visit in Ramadan. Eyup is very popular place for being in Ramadan. Especially after 5pm, people go to Eyup. Pier Loti is attractive place. You should go to see there if you are in Eyup Sultan Mosque. Don't... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

Nothing more to add to the comments indicated here,for any moslem,this is one of the musts in İstanbul.As Fridays will be very very crowded,pls make yr planning accordingly.İt is about 30 minutes boat ride fm Karaköy and Eminönü by Şehirhatları and easy to locate this complex.We strongly recommend this place.

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Amman Governorate, Jordan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

The tomb goes back to 1400 years ago but its being revived every day. with children dressed in special uniform coming to visit and offer prayers . It a chapter of European hisotry one should know while in Istanbul. Dont miss!

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Asheville, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

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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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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