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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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Cairo, Egypt
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41 reviews 41 reviews
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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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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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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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27 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
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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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

Not musch to say really - it is a mosque that is not on the scale of Suleymaniye or the Blue Mosque. It is however big - if you are the Bosphorus tours terminal or by the Spice Market then pop in

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Budapest, Hungary
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

Many tourists visit the area of this mosque (it's between the Eminönü piers and the spice bazaar), but apparently only few of them go inside. It's a pity: the internal decoration of this religious building is maybe the most beautiful in Istanbul. Well, tastes are different - I liked it very much, anyway.

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Istanbul, Turkey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

It is very nice mosque and really old, when you enter inside you need to take off your shoes and dress decently. If I am not mistaken it must be forbidden to enter mosque with open hair for women, however they provide covers in the entrance. When you arrive to Eminonu from sea Yeni Cami meets you there.

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