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Mihrimah Sultan Mosque

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Address: Karagumruk Mh. Edirnekapi-Fatih | 41.029522,28.935531, Istanbul 34091, Turkey
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Description: Noted for its interesting construction and exceptionally high dome, this...
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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Outer historical city landmark

It is away from main attractions, but worth visiting for its bright interior and as part of Byzantine Wall tour.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 19, 2015
London, United Kingdom

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

It is away from main attractions, but worth visiting for its bright interior and as part of Byzantine Wall tour.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

all mosques are built based on similar architectures and design they are all peaceful stil dont understand the concept of doing all bad deeds in life and building a mosque thinking you will go to heaven for this deed.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015

Please remember there is a mihiram sultan mosque in uskudar the Asian istanbul just in front of uskudar pier usually visitors mix between the the mihrimah in fatih district, this mosque is as most ottoman buildings built by sinan areal master piece inside small but in all means worth to visit. Mahmoud Yamani Jordan

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Timisoara, Romania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

In my opinion an impresionant gest of the daughter of Hurrem for the life,..too bad that her good and more capable brother Baiazid was not the next sultan after Suleyman.....the begining of decline of the otomans was Selim,...maybe for this reason is not enough publicity.....is my opinion....

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015

Mihrimah is far from the main atractions in Sultanahmet area but very close to Chora church museum and worth a visit. Take a day, or half a day to see both Chora and Mihrimah and you won't regret! The mosque is beautiful and without the crowds of blue mosque. Highly Recomend it! Remember women must have their heads covered, if... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

You will only go to it if you are visiting the Chora church, as this Mosque is completely out of the tourist path, but it is worthy! First because of its beauty and size, but mainly to really have a feel of how a mosque should be like with so many tourists like the ones in the usal areas of... More 

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Sarnia, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

This beautiful mosque is a must see in Istanbul. It is necessary to cover your hair, shoulders and knees if you are a female and everyone must remove their shoes to go in.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

I just find it by the chance. I arrived there and i couldn't believe the view. It's a incredible place that you do NOT have to miss.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

What a beautiful mosque...perhaps five minutes walk from Chora Church and alongside a section of the wall I visited at the recommendation of my hotel's staff. Constructed for the Suleiman's favorite daughter it was completed in 1565. So brightly lit inside this is so worth a visit. Couple it with a visit to Chora Church (an absolute must on a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

Mihrimah, means sun & moon in Persian language, was the name of famous Ottoman Sultan's daughter , Suleiman the magnificent, in 16th century AD mosque located in Anatolian side of Istanbul. As a matter of fact great architect Sinan built two Mihrimah mosques in Istanbul, the first one is Anatolian and the second one in European side and both of... More 

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This sleepy and rather socially conservative area of Istanbul hosts a small but thriving Jewish community, the patriarchate of the Eastern Orthodox Church, and some of the most beautiful churches and Christian art in the world. Much of what’s most interesting to witness in Fener and Balat sits between the surviving ancient city walls of Constantinople and the serene shores of the Golden Horn. Despite the many splendid sights, historic attractions, stunning vistas, and warm Turkish welcome, the area remains largely unperturbed by the tourist trade that characterizes the atmosphere in nearby Sultanahmet and around the Grand Bazaar. Travelers that like to explore off the beaten track will reap big rewards for making the effort to visit this low-key part of town.
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