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Eyup Sultan Mosque (Eyup Sultan Camii)

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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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The Most Sacred Mosque in Istanbul

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 24, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015 NEW

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

very antik and betufl mosk meedel of the semetery and antik Wall defnetly recomendebel you shud vizit overthere ı will go there agein soon

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

This stunning little mosque is worth an excursion. If you visit, walk up the hill around the back through the cemetery. The views of the city are excellent.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015

nice mosque (not superb), but a very religious place, not close too the center, you need to be very respectful with people & photographs

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

This is one for the research books because it will give you a glimpse into the investment that has been made to honor the historical importance of this site in Islam and Istanbul, as a city. I am sure it is an inspiration to the surrounding community. The amount of marble used to encircle the mosque and the care that... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

This mosque is much well known among the locals and muslims. Not known to international visitor at all, but this is where Muslims want to go, not the Blue Mosque. I was particularly impressed in observing devote muslims in their routine.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

The Eyup Mosque is nice visit. The area is quite and peaceful. There are many shops around the mosque. If you are there, go to teleferik (Cable car) to see wonder view of golden horn. You may also plan to visit Miniatürk which is a nice attraction nearby (opposite side of golden horn).

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