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Address: | Eminonu, Istanbul, Turkey
Description: This mosque was positioned on a hill overlooking the harbor at Eminonu...
This mosque was positioned on a hill overlooking the harbor at Eminonu. Today, the local pigeons make their home in its graceful domes and arches.
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A lovely mosque near the spice bazar. The outside is lovely grey/blue stone and is similar to the blue & suleymaniye. This mosque didn't have the large crowds associated sight he... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 20, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015 via mobile

A lovely mosque near the spice bazar. The outside is lovely grey/blue stone and is similar to the blue & suleymaniye. This mosque didn't have the large crowds associated sight he blue mosque so it was a nice peaceful atmosphere where you can take the time to appreciate the beautiful interior. Hanging chandeliers, stunning tile work and large calligraphy disks... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

We couldn't resist visiting this mosque right between the tram stop and the Spice Bazaar, and are glad we did. The Blue Mosque is nice but crowded and smelly at times, but this mosque is more serene, and, in my opinion, just as stately. We were going to visit this mosque and two others in the area, so nice to... More 

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Kempsey, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

My wife and I visited the "New Mosque" as part of our visit to Istanbul. The mosque is located next to the Spice Bazaar and within walking distance to many of the main attractions. It is also located on the waterfront providing easy access to ferries on the Bosphorus. Whilst the exterior is similar in design to other mosque's in... More 

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Jakarta, Indonesia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

The mosque has a Stunning calligraphy. Near to the galata bridge, so we have very good view to the strait. The restaurant near the mosque have a recommended and budget menu...

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

The mosque looks like Blue mosque and the architecture definitely shows the lineage in its craftsman ship. The mosque is breathtaking both internally and externally and apart from that the location of the mosque itself is amazing with the bustling streets and the shops all making it very lively. Another element at the mosque was the whole flock of pigeons... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

Gorgeous tile designs and floral detailed frescos on the domed ceilings. Right next to the spice bazaar. Much better than the blue mosque which besides having 6 minarets has little else to offer.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

In order to appreciate its beauty one needs to read up on its history. This will ensure that its historic significance is truly appreciated. Like most Ottoman styled Mosques in Turkey , their exterior and interior looks very much similar , with its multiple domes, minarets, prayer area and courtyard etc. Yet they all stand out differently amongst all the... More 

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Istanbul, Turkey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

This mosque is one of the greatest examples of the architecture of the Ottoman Empire! Despite its name, the mosque was built in 1597-1665 AD. It has the atmosphere of the Middle Ages especially because of the adjusted long old historical building from one side and the ancient Spice Bazaar, laying next door on the other side. The interiors of... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

It was hilarious that we mistook it for the famous Blue Mosque. Worth a visit if you are in Eminonu to take the ferry. Nice square right in front of the mosque, just watch the locals go about their usual business.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

The mosque itself is very impressive. It was built in something like 1661, so naturally it is called the New Mosque. What is really interesting is that it is surrounded by a very vibrant market are, the spice market, etc. A reminder that mosques were centers of commerce, education, learning, etc. as well as being religious sites.

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