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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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Beautiful mosque...and take a nearby cable car ride to more stunning views!

the mosque is not that big but has a very beautiful interior. I noticed that there are cats everywhere around the mosque compound. Walk 5mins a bit further up north (if not... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 16, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015 NEW

the mosque is not that big but has a very beautiful interior. I noticed that there are cats everywhere around the mosque compound. Walk 5mins a bit further up north (if not mistaken), and you can also take a cable car up Pierre Loti hill for only 4 TL (of 2.15 TL on Istanbulkart) and enjoy a very nice view... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015 NEW

As a Muslim, a visit to this site is like a devotion due to a companion of our prophet buried here. It is located west of Istanbul at around 30 min drive under congested conditions. Taxi drivers can be real extortionists if there's a traffic jam. The area around the mosque has changed a lot since my last visit in... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

We ventured out to Eyup thinking there'd be a day's worth of stuff to do but other than the Mosque (which is very beautiful and glad we saw it) there's not much to do unless you include a quick cablecar ride up to Pierre Loti Hill. There is an indoor and outdoor cafe (Pierre Loti Cafe) which is nice for... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

Eyup Sultan Mosque ,Sahaba Eba Eyyub Al Ansari- one of the companions of prophet Mohammed (peace be upon him ) has been the Islamic spirutal center of Istanbul for centuries. Eyyub Ansari joined to Arabic army to conquer Constantinople in 7th century AD but he was matryed in front of the city walls during the siege. When Constantinople was conquered... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

Eyup sultan jamii as they call it in Turkey is a mosque complex hosting the tomb of Prophet Mohammed's Apostle (Abu Eyup AlAnsari). That's why it is a very popular place in Turkey that receives thousands of worshippers all year round. Beside it is an old shopping area full of restaurants and shops. The place is buzzing with life but... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

Most importantly, this is free! It has beautiful architecture but smaller than Blue Mosque so you can imagine how crowded this mosque is. Yet, it is still worth to visit cos you can walk around the area which is beautiful.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

I visited this mosque twice in different trips to Istanbul. I really recommend visiting both the area, and the mosque, which is considered the most sacred mosque in Istanbul. It's the first mosque that was built by Ottomans, and has the tomb of (Abu Ayub Al-Ansari), one of the Prophet Muhammad's companions, who was buried there after his participation in... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

We spent a wonderful morning at the Mosque and the surrounding area. The Architecture of this Mosque is different to the other Mosques in Istanbul and also very Beautiful. It is definitely worth a visit. The area around the Mosque is lovely and the cable car across the grave yard, although a little creepy(considering it is a graveyard) is a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

In Feb. 2015 I had a chance to visit the famous and respectable Eyup Sultan Mosque. The Mosque and the district have the religious spirit and the oriental atmosphere. It’s the 4th place in the world for Muslims after Mecca, Medina and Jerusalem. There is a tomb of Eyup el-Ensary there and the grounds considered sacred. He was the companion... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015

If you're a Muslim, you will probably want to visit this mosque. Within the mosque's courtyard is the tomb of Eyüp Ensari (Abu Ayyub al-Ansari) the standard bearer of Muhammad, making it the holiest place in Turkey. Because of this, it became a popular burial place for Sultans, and also the place where the Sultans were invested in the ceremony... More 

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