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Stop and take a look

Plenty of history here an dwell worth taking the time to wander inside and outside. Considering how... read more

Reviewed June 17, 2018
Brenton K
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Adelaide, Australia
Unique mosque

Kalenderhane Mosque is unique in Istanbul because it is the only pre-1453 structure that retained... read more

Reviewed August 23, 2017
Eduardo A
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Toronto
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Jul 30, 2019
“Attractive building”
Feb 24, 2019
“Should've stopped.”
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Kalenderhane Mahallesi, 16 Mart Sehitleri Cd. No: 16 | Vefa, Fatih, Istanbul 34134, Turkey
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Reviewed July 30, 2019

A very peaceful building, especially for prayers. Good architecture and a good place to spend some free time, but certainly not a must-see

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank shaik786
Reviewed February 24, 2019 via mobile

Came across this whilst looking for good views of the Valens Aqueduct, didn't enter but walked around it. Another example of a church converted into a mosque.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank AliceR641
Reviewed October 5, 2018

Only five minutes walk from the Sulemaniye Mosque, this ancient church - now a mosque - has a rich and varied history. It was built in the 9th or 10th century and is very reminiscent of the Ayasofya inside. It was used as a church...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank perrygrinate
Reviewed June 17, 2018

Plenty of history here an dwell worth taking the time to wander inside and outside. Considering how old the building is its in very good condition

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Brenton K
Reviewed April 2, 2018 via mobile

Walking in fatih district trying to go to egyptian spice bazaar i came acrossthis mosque on the left and since it was friday afternoon the road was blocked by people praying for afternoon friday prayers.

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank SOQ2010
Reviewed March 5, 2018

Kalenderhane Mosque Located in Kalenderhane Mahallesi, adjacent to the historical water arches, 3 minutes walk from Vezneciler Metro Station. It is one of the oldest works which are used actively in Istanbul. Although the date of foundation is unknown, it is estimated to be at...More

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank Erkan Ö
Reviewed August 23, 2017

Kalenderhane Mosque is unique in Istanbul because it is the only pre-1453 structure that retained its marble revetments from when it was a church.

Date of experience: May 2017
Thank Eduardo A
Reviewed May 16, 2017

John Freely says that this was dilapidated in the 1960s and was carefully restored and excavated between 1966-1978. During this restoration, a number of frescoes were uncovered, one of which was a Life of st Francis of Assisi from ca 1250, which predate those executed...More

Date of experience: September 2016
Thank Rod F
Reviewed April 8, 2017

Walking along the narrow street from Suleymaniye Mosque, I found this Byzantine style small mosque. There are not many tourists around here, but worth visiting if you are interested in the Byzantine architecure.

Date of experience: February 2017
Thank Vacationer807484
Reviewed October 12, 2016

While walking arround the historical peninsula of Istanbul, if you can make yourself visit this little mosque, go inside. Worth to spend sometime in it.

Date of experience: August 2016
Thank jrkelesoglu
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