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Mihrimah Sultan Mosque

Karagumruk Mh. Edirnekapi-Fatih | 41.029522,28.935531, Istanbul 34091, Turkey (Sirkeci)
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Ranked #22 of 646 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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Istanbul, Turkey
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86 reviews 86 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

The mosque has a very beautiful design, it is very quiet and full of light which changes the impression of mosaics with the change of light.

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Seattle, Washington
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37 reviews 37 reviews
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19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

I was astounded at the beauty of this mosque. So many people rave about Blue Mosque and seemingly ignore others. The outside was under construction, but inside was a vision of ornate tiles, glorious windows and quiet reflection. There weren't any other visitors while we were there, so we were able to really relax and take in our surroundings. If... More

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Karachi, Pakistan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

The location is excellent really look like a long skirt of a lady .cosy,peaceful and great view of Asian side of Bosphorus .we spent more than five hours but really Want to go again and live at Asian side and it in day and night as this time we saw it in day now want to see it at night.FEEL... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

It looks like very beautiful. I advice you should go to there. You can see interesting motifs and figures much. It is a cool places.

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Toronto, Canada
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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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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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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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