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Eyup Sultan Mosque (Eyup Sultan Camii)

Address: Camii Kebir Caddesi | Eyüp. Meydani, Istanbul, Turkey (Golden Horn)
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Ranked #13 of 670 Attractions in Istanbul
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Architectural Buildings, Religious Sites, Historic Sites, Sights & Landmarks
Owner description: This mosque stands outside the city walls at the location where Hz...
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Type: Architectural Buildings, Religious Sites, Historic Sites, Sights & Landmarks
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.
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 NEW

The mosk is beautiful; the cemetary arround it is very serene and picturesque. You can be a bit of a vouaeur, observing local people visiting what is believed to be the holiest shrine in Istanbul. I am not a spiritual person myself, but still, the atmosphere there is very special. Even though we were obviously tourtists we were not harassed... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 NEW

Very nice, but of course if you are women you have to cover your hair the architecture its awesome, its also close to the Gran Bazaar what its very convenient.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

Eyup Sultan Mosque is not to be missed. The area is a little less touristy than Sultanahmet, and Abu Ayub al-Ansari (whom the Mosque is named after) is SUCH an important person in Islamic history that you must come to Eyup Sultan Mosque when in istanbul. I also really enjoyed the little shops directly in from of the Mosque.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

I have visited Eyup Sultan because it's been described as the holiest part of the city. But I was little dissappointed after seeing all those sellersman around the mosque. For such a place where thousands of people are going for just praying god, an army of salesman creates disharmony.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

The structure and the posture of people visiting there is really like in stories. You can see how people pray for Allah and the holly man who had a graveyard there. They are willing to get true of their wishes and wills. They believe that they need to pray like these holly persons grave yards. May be it is true... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

The baroque Masjid is yet another masterpiece, but the love of Hazrat Ayub Al-ansari is what brings the people flocking to this place everyday. He died here during the first Arab siege of the city during the 7th century. Say your prayers, show your respects and if time allows, enjoy a cable car ride ( behind the Masjid ) taking... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

If you wanna see the real side of Istanbul, where I only managed to see only 2 tourists there, this is the place that you want to be. Just take a walk near the mosque and you will find extremely cheap souvenirs and cheap street foods. The place is so local that you will have trouble finding people who speaks... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

This site is very significant to muslims and their islamic history. The mosques are generally mangificient in Istanbul and this is no exception. We took a ferry ride from Eminono to Eyup (government boat) costs us 2.15TL each on our Insatnbul Cart, best way to travel cheaply and get the best views

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

We were lost as we were driven along the foreshore .The taxi driver did not understand us and dropped us there by mistake .When we realised this we decided to investigate the site. There is so much to see in one place and so much history we enjoyed it.We loved feeding the pigeon hundreds of them.When a child comes running... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

Good To Visit we like it but it was under seome repair so we can't tell you more about it but location is very good and near to telephrek and Miniturk

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