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Mihrimah Sultan Mosque

Karagumruk Mh. Edirnekapi-Fatih | 41.029522,28.935531, Istanbul 34091, Turkey (Sirkeci)
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Ranked #36 of 641 attractions in Istanbul
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Religious Sites, Architectural Buildings
Description: Noted for its interesting construction and exceptionally high dome, this mosque was built in 1557 for the daughter of a Sultan.
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Toronto, Canada
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107 reviews 107 reviews
50 attraction reviews
87 helpful votes 87 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014

Today, soon after our breakfast at the Dream Bosphorus Hotel in Sirkeci, we took the newly opened Subway Marmara Line to Uskudar, last time visited more than 10 years ago, to spend a sunny day on the Asian Side of Istanbul. After a long walk by the sea and around the downtown area, we stopped at the Mihrimah Sultan Mosque... More

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Copenhagen, Denmark
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14 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2014

Comparing with the other famous ones (Ayasofya, Sultan Ahmet and Suleymaniye), this clearly is the most beautiful of them all. We went to Üsküdar to escape the mass of tourists, and happened to check this out, as it was just in front of the ferry terminal. Combine the mosque visit with some walking around the neighbourhood, and it's clearly worth... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014

We went to this peaceful mosque early in the morning just before we went to chora church, when we got of the bus in edirnkapi bus stop it was on out left real easy to spot, then we walked downhill to chora church.. Really beautiful and well lite mosque worth going to especially if ur going to the amazing chora... More

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Miami, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014

It was nice when I got to visit it. I had to go here alone. I saw a lot of followers here. The crowd was here but they were very quiet and the peace reigned here. I was mesmerized by the crowd, the size and the beauty of the mosque and the wonderful calmness that surrounded me.

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Istanbul, Turkey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2014

Outside of the mosque is under construction. Inside is beautiful. Skirt and scarf is available outside. Very close to Chora Museum.

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California, USA
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2013

It's just back up the main street from the Chora Museum, so there's no excuse not to miss it. When we went the outside was shrouded in construction materials, but the inside was untouched. The many windows and stained glass gives it a lighter and airier appearance than the main mosques tourists tend to visit, and it's really amazing and... More

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Istanbul, Turkey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2013

this mosque was dedicated to the daughter ( Princess Mihrimah )of Sultan Soliman who reigned from 1503 - 1566. Very lightened mosque where you feel strongly the power and the existence of God.. the coupole is magnifique.Next to this mosque the church museum Kariye is situated 20 min away where the world known famous mosaique of Ravenna decorated

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2013

We had never been inside a mosque and during our trip to Turkey, we got this opportunity. Though the rules were a bit harsh and a bit uncomfortable at first, one hardly notices it after entering the place because one is too mesmerized by the grandeur of the place. The mosque towers over you, the architecture intriguing and amazing at... More

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Porto, Portugal
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2013 via mobile

It's very peacefull place, you can walk all around it and I was allowed to be inside during pray time. Lovely. Like in many mosque if you dont have proper cloths they help you. Im not muslim, but please try to respect dresscode as a way to thank for the visit.

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Tehran, Iran
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2013

Inside design and decoration of this mosque is completely unique and not identical to any other mosques in Istanbul. Everything is colorful and well formed. Also, this mosque is not crowded and you can visit everyplace on ground floor. I liked that.

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