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Address: Sinan Aga Mah. Zeyrek Cad. No:4 | Zeyrek, Fatih, Istanbul, Turkey
Phone Number: 905067693392
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
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Famed architect Sinan built this majestic structure for one of the greatest...

Famed architect Sinan built this majestic structure for one of the greatest rulers of the Ottoman Empire. Although this mosque is less ornate, there are many similarities between it and the Hagia Sophia since the same architect was responsible for both.

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This mosque is more calm and serene than the blue mosque and in fact bigger..after the bosphorus cruise i made my way UP THE STEEP HILLS and got there...was just a great feeling... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

This mosque is more calm and serene than the blue mosque and in fact bigger..after the bosphorus cruise i made my way UP THE STEEP HILLS and got there...was just a great feeling being there especially towards sunset were i could relax in the vicinity....could see the galata tower and bosphorus from the edge of the walls...a must see

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Thank Abdul A
Ljubljana, Slovenia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

It is a big and light place. No spider webs due to ostrich eggs on the lights (only two original, other replaced). You can also ask the tourist guide anything about the mosque, he is friendly. If you go at the back you come to the graveyard and two parts with sultans and family graves. Sadly it was closed during... More 

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Calgary, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I have back to Istanbul in January 2016. It was a great trip. I had only one day to stay there between flights connections. I have booked a hotel and had a whole day to enjoy the architecture of Istanbul. I started my trip with Aya Sophya and then I visited the Suleymaniye Mosque - Ottoman imperial mosque -the largest... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I can't think of appropriate superlatives as this is one of those places that is a wonderful piece of architecture, a very human space and quite awe inspiring. Just go and see it for yourself and you will know what I mean.

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Grand Casablanca Region, Morocco
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

A wonderful place. Near the mosque, you can have breakfast in one of the cafés there with an amzing view on the Bosphorous, the Bosphorous Bridge that connects the Asian side of Istanbul and the European part, the bridges that connect the old city and the modern city......Don't miss it.....

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

If you liked blue mosque/sultan ahmet camii then you will love this too! Unlike blue mosque which is famous from blue tiles this one has beautiful red/orangeishpink detail work on it! While you're there don't forget to see sultan Suleiman's tomb which is right next to it and mimar sinans tomb (the architect behind most of the beautiful mosques and... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Not as known as the other mosques and in a less touristic area, this mosque is worth the trip (1-2 hours is ok). Quite sober on the inside, beautiful on the outside. Tip: don't forget to stroll around in the gardens, you have a magnificent view over the city from there.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

My travelmates and I got lost actually to find this mosque haha . but this is such a beautiful mosque ! a must visited mosque in Istanbul :)

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

If you are looking for something quieter than the Blue Mosque, this is the place you want to check out. It has beautiful gardens and some nice views across the Bosphorus from the vantage point of being up on a hill. It is said to be much more spectacular than the Blue Mosque, but I personally could have done without.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I got lost (multiple times) trying to find this mosque, but was so happy I stuck with my plan to go there. It's so beautiful and much-less trafficked than Blue Mosque (although you should go there too).

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