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Mihrimah Sultan Mosque

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Address: Karagumruk Mh. Edirnekapi-Fatih | 41.029522,28.935531, Istanbul 34091, Turkey
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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Peaceful

,We dropped bu this lovely mosque when we visited Chore Museum. The inside was clean and peaceful. We could imagine the character of Princess Mihrimah.

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 3, 2015
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Eckerty, Indiana
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Eckerty, Indiana
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

,We dropped bu this lovely mosque when we visited Chore Museum. The inside was clean and peaceful. We could imagine the character of Princess Mihrimah.

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chapel hill nc
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

No matter your faith, the Blue Mosque is a moving experience. Make sure to look up at the ceiling, it's the most beautiful one I've ever seen, and I've seen the Sistine Chapel.

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Istanbul, Turkey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

You can easily see the feelings of the prays from ancient times of people who visited there to pray. An amazing structure and genious ideas with real stones and marbles. Istanbul equals Mosgues. If you visit there you gain something very extra. Trust me...

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Coconut Creek, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014

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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33 reviews 33 reviews
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014

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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4 reviews 4 reviews
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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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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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