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Eyup Sultan Mosque (Eyup Sultan Camii)
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Owner description: 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.
Reviewed July 17, 2014

The mosque itself is not very special, but the historical importance is worth the visit. Tombs of the most important ottomani heroes can be found there.
The tombs close at 5pm so watch the time of the visit. It was also extremely crowded around end of the day with religious pilgrims and people waiting for the iftar time.

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Reviewed July 16, 2014

This is one of a historical mosque in Istanbul and also there are some graveyards of masters. You should think twice before visit in Ramadan. Eyup is very popular place for being in Ramadan. Especially after 5pm, people go to Eyup.
Pier Loti is attractive place. You should go to see there if you are in Eyup Sultan Mosque. Don't need to wait queue for cable car. It takes less than 10 min by walking. When you get Pier Loti if you want to sit a little for a cup of tea, don't be shy to get a table. Tea garden is crowded too and people are racing for table.

2  Thank serdar u
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Reviewed July 15, 2014

Nothing more to add to the comments indicated here,for any moslem,this is one of the musts in İstanbul.As Fridays will be very very crowded,pls make yr planning accordingly.İt is about 30 minutes boat ride fm Karaköy and Eminönü by Şehirhatları and easy to locate this complex.We strongly recommend this place.

2  Thank junior1907
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Reviewed July 12, 2014

The tomb goes back to 1400 years ago but its being revived every day. with children dressed in special uniform coming to visit and offer prayers .
It a chapter of European hisotry one should know while in Istanbul. Dont miss!

2  Thank Shaltoni
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Reviewed July 9, 2014

Everything here was free, unless you buy some food or cheap souvenirs or shell out the 1 TL for the public restroom. The mosque and surrounding areas were packed with praying muslims, many obviously travellers on some kind of pilgrimage. Tents were set up in the nearby squares with Imams giving sermons, and the park benches were filled with old men chatting and playing cards. The tomb/viewing area of Eyup El Ensari was open, filled with the devout praying, so we got just a short view before moving on. The mosque itself was also packed with more praying muslims, and there were only a small handful of discreet tourists like us lurking about. We stayed in the back as there was a call to prayer going on, with the singer in the raised seat next to one of the columns speaking into a microphone. It was a great chance to see real muslim worshippers in action, not just the tourist-packed throngs of the more famous mosques. The men were in the bottom center area, the women were confined to the sides and the upper gallery. The only downside was that the mosque was so packed, even next to the door the smell of shoeless feet was overpowering. Like bigger mosques, they have clothes and scarves to help you cover up before going in. You can walk through an Islamic cemetery or take a cable car up the hill to the Pierre Loti Cafe for the view at a public viewing station, but actually patronizing the touristy and overpriced cafe is optional.

Thank Samrionce
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