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New Mosque

| Eminonu, Istanbul, Turkey (Sirkeci)
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Ranked #28 of 646 Attractions in Istanbul
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Religious Sites, Architectural Buildings
Description: 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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18 reviews 18 reviews
10 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 NEW

This is the best, most beautiful mosque in Istanbul. Right next to the spice bazaar and the Golden Horn it is spectacular inside and free to enter.

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014 NEW

very beautiful mosque! even more than the famous blue mosque! well organized to host visitors (u can borrow abaya's and shawl to cover your body and head. and there is a plastic bag dispenser to u can put your shoes in them and enter the mosque) great location, next to the Egyptian bazar, the port, the galata bridge!

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Istanbul, Turkey
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47 reviews 47 reviews
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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW

Although the name of this mosque is new it is from the middle age. It was the new mosque of its time, and the name stayed. It is not very attractive from outside that it is a classical ottoman architecture. But when you get inside you are surprised by beautiful tiles on the walls. If you are close it is... More

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Cairo, Egypt
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

This is a nice mosque very close to the spice market area. I only recommend a visit if you happen to be in the area. Otherwise, stick to the blue mosque or Sultanahmet mosque instead.

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Tokyo
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59 reviews 59 reviews
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46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

Free of charge and bluer than the Blue Mosque! Get of from the tram at Eminonu station and you can't miss it! On the way to Spice Bazaar anyway.

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Istanbul
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

My wife had been taking people here for a few years. I finally went and found it to be nice. It is smaller than the Blue Mosque, and the court yard is much smaller, but it is not crowded like the Blue Mosque, either. And it looks similar on the inside. It is worth seeing instead of the Blue Mosque,... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

This is an interesting mosque to visit and is clearly used by the local people. An interesting contrast to the Blue Mosque with a nice park area just behind together with the spice market

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

so - if you only have time to see two mosques, i would put this and the blue mosques on that list. the interior is beautiful, the colour inside is amazing. When you are in seeing all the sights in the sultanahmet you will be passing this building all the time, well worth popping in.

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Targoviste, Romania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

The New Mosque is not interesting only because of its inside architecture, but also for its position near the Galata bridge in the Eminonu square. It's so nice to see the landscape of the Eminonu in the night, with this great mosque, lighting over the Golden Horn..

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Oulu, Finland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

At Eminonu, near advertised Spice Bazaar this mosque does not get attention of most of the visitors. It is really very beautiful and very peaceful inside. There is a small place inside where the tourists can sit and enjoy the continuous prayer. A must visit place in Istanbul. It is recommended to dress properly when inside the mosque. The Spice... More

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