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The cinili Mosque was built by Mahpeyker Valide Kosem Sultan, the wife of Ahmed i, in 1640. The architect Kasim Aga designed the mosque along with a madrassa, primary school, hamam and public fountain.
Very few reviews on tripadvisor so obviously many travelers hesitate to take the trouble to walk uphill to this fine mosque. Its interiour is fully decorated with very beautiful Iznik tiles. The atmosphere is much more intimate than in the more famous huge mosques.
Located on the Asian side of Istanbul, at Üsküdar district, this is a small yet very impressive mosque with stunning tiles. It has been built in 1640 under the auspices of Kösem Sultan, the very powerfull wife of Sultan Ahmet I who actively ruled the...More
The mosque is located in a neighborhood on the Asian side in Üsküdar. It took a bit of determination to find the mosque. The owners of the hotel where we stayed said many tourists give up. But we persevered, and so should you!
Very good complex in Murat Reis district of Üsküdar town.İt has gone to restoration several times and has shaped its final style as it is now.Very good mosque to visit and pray.Recommended.
Date of experience: August 2014
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Home to more than half a million residents, Uskudar on the Asian side of the Bosphorus is one of Istanbul’s most densely populated neighborhoods. Once a Greek colony, later a haven for people from across the Mediterranean and the Middle East, this gateway to Asia has been an active and diverse hub for eons. Still, visitors to Uskudar are often more overcome by its myriad treasures than by its many thousand
residents. And with fairytale settings such as the “Maiden’s Tower” as well as grand examples of Ottoman Era architecture, plenty of parks, a gorgeous and lengthy coastline, and some of Turkey’s holiest sites, there’s no end to the sightseeing possibilities. Easily reached from the city’s European shores via a steady network of ferries, time spent in Uskudar reveals a “real life” Istanbul that many who experience find extremely fascinating.