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Mihrimah Sultan Mosque

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Address: Karagumruk Mh. Edirnekapi-Fatih | 41.029522,28.935531, Istanbul 34091, Turkey
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Noted for its interesting construction and exceptionally high dome, this...

Noted for its interesting construction and exceptionally high dome, this mosque was built in 1557 for the daughter of a Sultan.

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Very Beautiful Mosque Designed by a Woman

One can see the feminine influence as soon as you walk in. The colors are gorgeous. In addition although there are prayer areas on the first floor for women, women can climb up... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed December 26, 2016
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 4, 2017

The Mihrimah Sultan Mosque was designed by Mimar Sinan for one of the daughter's of Suleiman the Magnificent and was built around 1565. It is a small mosque known for its stained glass windows.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 26, 2016

One can see the feminine influence as soon as you walk in. The colors are gorgeous. In addition although there are prayer areas on the first floor for women, women can climb up to the top for larger and private prayer areas.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 23, 2016 via mobile

We saw this mosque while coming back from Chora Church. It is a beautiful serene mosque just like the person it was named after. Mihrimah Sultan was the beloved daughter of Sultan Suleyman the Magnificent and Hurrem Sultan. She was also the wife of Grand Vizier Rustem Pasa. Mihrimah Sultan acted as the Queen Mother to her brother Sultan Selim... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 18, 2016

Architect Sinan's beautiful work for his hidden love Mihrimah Sultan, Süleyman's sister. It is very nice.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 12, 2016

When you enter the mosque, you will say wow, what a bright interior. There are so many windows bring so much brightness inside this mosque, you wont want to leave. Another perfection from Mimar Sinan who made his touch on this beautiful city multiple times. Must see.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 3, 2016

there's something special about this mosque. mimar sinan built it for his one and only love - mihrimah sultan. for me it's pure feelings in the shape of the mosque) the city walls are just few metres away and the kariye museum is really close

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 27, 2016

This is another beautiful mosque . Turkey is full of beautiful magnificent mosque . The glass work ,tile work ,and art and artiste true are worth it .

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 31, 2016

Small but attractive mosque, just off of Uskudar's Sahil. The mosque is much smaller than the other Istanbul landmarks, but is worth a visit nonetheless..

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 27, 2016

Grand and majestic. Great piece of Architecture. Give a blue shade but more greyish. Inside has tiles that are blue. A must see in Istanbul.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 27, 2016

Another masterpiece from the Master Architect Mimar Sinan newly renovated a must see with very easy access through public transportation among the easiest choices various options of boats from Beşiktaş or Eminönü and just across the Marmaray Üsküdar station

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