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Mihrimah Sultan Mosque

Karagumruk Mh. Edirnekapi-Fatih | 41.029522,28.935531, Istanbul 34091, Turkey (Sirkeci)
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Ranked #12 of 503 Attractions in Istanbul
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Architectural Buildings, Religious Sites, Cultural
Owner description: Noted for its interesting construction and exceptionally high dome, this mosque was built in 1557...
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Type: Architectural Buildings, Religious Sites, Cultural
Owner 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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Coconut Creek, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014 NEW

About 3 weeks ago,I visited this beautiful mosque.I saw people praying.I appreciated its splendid dome,its stairway pulpit(minber),its kursi(throne chair),its prayer niche(mihrab)and awesome windows.It was built in Ottoman times in 1552 and designed by famous architect,Minar Sinan.It is located very close to the Edirnekapi Metro Station in a less touristic part of Istanbul.Non-Muslim visitors like myself are welcome free of charge,provided... More 

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Istanbul, Turkey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014 NEW

Visited many times. Its i abit out of the city near Edirnekapı but definitely worth visiting. I read about story beyond the mosque and can feel the love of Mimar Sinan to Mihrimah Sultan since he designed this one because she found the other one in Asian a bit dark. this mosque has excellent system of lighting. I find it... More 

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Mecca, Saudi Arabia
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19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014 NEW

it has been built by the most famous arthitect of ottoman empire who called Mimar Sinan and financed by mihrimah sultan during ottoman empire time. Should be visited and pray...

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Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014

We are proud to visit this great historical mosque and had lot of pictures and they have become our lifetime memory.We really like to go back to spend more time as we did not have enough time to spend in the mosque.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014

must visit the atmosphere is epic and people are so helpful and i loved it and love to go back......... great ...great ....great

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

This mosque is equally impressive to many of Istanbuls other such mosques, but it is not so easily accessible from the Sultanahmet unless also visiting the nearby Chora Church. There are good forecourts with shade at each to enjoy a leisurely tea.

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Constanta, Romania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

I found the place by chance. It was not in my initial plan, but since I arrived on the spot I didn’t lose the opportunity to visit. In a way, was a good moment for rest and reassessments.

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Istanbul, Turkey
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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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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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