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Eyup Sultan Mosque (Eyup Sultan Camii)

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Address: Camii Kebir Caddesi | Eyüp. Meydani, Istanbul, Turkey
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This mosque stands outside the city walls at the location where Hz Eyyubu...

This mosque stands outside the city walls at the location where Hz Eyyubu El-Ensari, a noted Islamic individual, died in the assault on Constantinople in 670 AD.

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Very traditional neighbourhood

A very traditional neighbourhood... wooden houses...outdoor restaurants, big public square with a fountain... the mosque itself is very interesting and of course the cable ride up... read more

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed today NEW

A very traditional neighbourhood... wooden houses...outdoor restaurants, big public square with a fountain... the mosque itself is very interesting and of course the cable ride up to Pierre Loti Cafe is worth the travel.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

It was a great experience for me to go there. As a Muslim it is a site of great religious importance for me as it is the tomb of the disciple of our holy Prophet.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A real sense of people on a holy pilgramage to here and an important place for believers but they are happy to have tourists looking over their shoulders. Does not take long to pass through but a proper sense of the real Islam and the peace that goes with it can be felt here.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A visit to Eyup is essential for both Muslims and non Muslims alike. For Muslims it is believed that the tomb of Ayyub al Ansari, a companion of the Prophet Muhammad, is located there. Historians believe it was discovered by Mehmet the Conquerer prior to the conquest of Constantinople. Though the Blue Mosque is considered as the flagship mosque of... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This view of Istanbul is certainly surrounded by specials feelings. Not only because there is an important cemetery based on Sultan Eyup tomb, but for the incredible landscape you see from the hill and an incredible layout of tombs and parks that makes you forget where you are, or even better, it makes you understand than life and death are... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is the most holiest place in istanbul, the tomb of Hazrat Abu Ayub Ansari (a companion of our Prophet PBUH). Just opposite the tomb is the Ayub ansari masjid which is reflecting traditional architecture with dombs & pencil minaret. The adjoining graveyard is reserved for burying sultans & high rank officials (even of todays era).

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

the area is full of traditional and religious activities in the mosque and near around , the kids loved playing around the fountain , and with the pigeons , many cheap shops there , and the food is so delicious , you can eat the turkish traditional food for a very good price , we enjoyed it

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2016

A bit off the beaten path, but very worthwhile visiting. Not a real touristy place, more suitable for a pilgrimage to a holy site. This is a good place to observe an authentic Turkish environment, away from the camera click-click of busloads of clueless tourists. One of the older cemeteries is just up the hill. Venture in and lose yourself... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2016

Eyup Sultan history should be googled before visiting this spiritual cite to thourghly enjoy the visit.. Head scarf should be worn when visiting the mosque. The walkway leads to cable cart with stunning views, its a mininal cost but worth the visit.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2016

This a spiritual place. One can easily reach it by bus from Eminounu 99 and 99A. Is a little walk from the Bus stop. The Masoleum of Hazrat Abu Ayub Ansari is in the courtyard of the Mosque. Great Experience.

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