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Address: Camii Kebir Caddesi | Eyüp. Meydani, Istanbul, Turkey
Description: This mosque stands outside the city walls at the location where Hz Eyyubu...
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.
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Eyup sultan is the burial location of abu ayyub al ansari (R) the neighbour and friend of the Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him.) As such he is a legendary figure in early Islam... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 23, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

Eyup sultan is the burial location of abu ayyub al ansari (R) the neighbour and friend of the Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him.) As such he is a legendary figure in early Islam and was part of the first Muslim legions sent to conquer Constantinople. When he was dying, he asked that his friends but his body on a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015 NEW

We got there from Eminu by the 8:45 hourly ferry, far western end of the ferries. Very impressive and non touristy - and a wonderful coffee break at the Pierre Lotti cafe where we met some locals.From there it was an easy cab ride to the Chora Church

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015 NEW

You must visit this mosque at least once in your life time We recommend that if visit Istanbul you should also add this very historical mosque

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015 via mobile

It's a must visit place specially for Muslims because Sahabi of Prophet Muhammad(peace be upon him) is burried along the mosque and mosque is on his name. Abu Ayub Ansari R.A is must to visit being at Istanbul. Mosque is surrounded by a very beautiful block to shop to explore and eat,its with Pierre Lottie hill which can be climb... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

While we actually missed the mosque itself, we did take the funicular up to the Pierre Loti cafe. Great views, but very crowded and the entire hilltop is jammed with shops and kiosks. No real park to speak of. Go only if you have time to spare.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

Not so touristy, the 4th most holy place in the Islam world, the tomb of Muhamed's friend is there. A place of pilgrimage for muslims, an amazing oasis and genuine experience of muslim life for tourist. Hundreds of great and cheap restaurants and cafes arround, as well as shops. Great atmosphere. No division for tourist, you can walk arround the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

Blessed! Amazing Mosque, Blessed personality, kind people, lots of cats! beautiful mosque, cheaper shopping than grabd bazaar!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015 via mobile

We took a bus from Eminonu to reach Eyup Sultan. We went there to visit the mosque and the place where one of the companion of the prophet Muhammad, Abu Ayyub Al-Ansari have been buried. There's a nice fountain outside the mosque and lots of pigeons. Just behind the mosque is a street heading to the teleferic station if you... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

this is the grave and mausoleum of hazrat abu ayub ansari , the blessed companion of prophet (s) and hazrat Ali Ra. you can pray recite quran and make dua at this blessed place .

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

This is my 4th visit to istanbul with my family and surprisely discovered this area which is very quiet and spiritual full with many shops and resturants .... You feel something very attractive ...mosque of sultan ayub is magnificent building...

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