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New Mosque

Address: | Eminonu, Istanbul, Turkey (Sirkeci)
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Ranked #28 of 503 Attractions in Istanbul
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Architectural Buildings, Religious Sites, Cultural
Owner description: This mosque was positioned on a hill overlooking the harbor at Eminonu. Today, the local pigeons...
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Type: Architectural Buildings, Religious Sites, Cultural
Owner 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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

Next to the Egyptian spice bazaar. It is the centre of the complex and is visible in the istanbul skyline. Construction of the mosque was started in honor of Sarife Sultan in 1597!

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Istanbul, Turkey
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

The Yeni Valide Camii is probably the thing you see first when u arrive in Eminonu - so why not spend a bit time in it? When you already on the way to the Grand Bazaar take your time and visit this mosque. The windows in the mosuque are quite nice.

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Palermo, Italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2014

Just as wonderful as all the others gigantic Mosques in the city centre of Istanbul. Entrance is for free and allowed only in certain moments of the day. Don't miss it!

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Karachi, Pakistan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014

perfect place to visit...less crowded...even the area outside has a lot of hustle bustle,with galata bridge n karakoy nearby...kids feeding pigeon....the cobblers outside are also really friendly,thy polish n change laces in trAditional way which is fun fr kids

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

When our tour guide told us the name of this mosque we had to ask him again a few more times to make sure we heard him right. "New Mosque"! why is it named like that? Well cos its new! Go figure.. Anyway it is still a beautiful grand mosque with a big square in front of it and its... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

Though there are many mosques dotted around Eminonu, this is one of the notable landmark if you are at the Galata Bridge or around that area. This mosque is less crowded but still beautiful nonetheless. Outside the mosque, you can watch the world go by, seeing kids chasing pigeons, admiring Karakoy with the Galata Tower over the golden horn and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

This is an impressive mosque that is adjacent to the also " must see" Spice Bazaar. Carpets and tiles are very colorful and intricate, and it was not as crowded as the Blue Mosque. Very accessible to the rest of the Sultanahmet district and the Galata bridge. A great place to photograph.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

We caught a ferry from the Asian side to get to Eminonu and visited the New Mosque. It was very peaceful and quiet that I could contemplate a little on life:) It was a plus that it was also close to the spice bazaar and to numerous shops if you love shopping. A beautiful and living historical architecture to be... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

You can go from Taksim to New mosque in eminonu by metro to eminonu station. The new mosque is a very old historical mosque but yet a very beautiful and peaceful one.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014 via mobile

Situated right at the end of the Galata bridge, this mosque is the perfect subject for sunsets over the strait. Like the blue mosque, it is still an active mosque so it is peaceful and calming if you spend a few moments alone introspecting. Do carry your camera and take some lovely pictures from outside.

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