Mosques in Turkey
Few landmarks quite embody the majestic romance of Turkey as its many beautiful mosques.
Imperial Mosques in Istanbul
Istanbul has many imperial mosques decorating its skyline. While visiting this Imperial city which served as the capital for Ottoman Empire, visitors are surprised by the beauty and variety of its mosques. Many people recommend you some particular mosques because of their fine architecture or their interior decorations.
The Blue Mosque
Located in ancient Hippodrome and faced to Saint Sophia church, the Blue Mosque is one of the majestic monuments of Istanbul. Built by young and talented architect Sedefkar Mehmet Aga during the reign of Sultan Ahmet I who wanted to fulfil the dream of his childhood.
Suleymaniye Mosque crowns the third hill of old city and adds a great deal to the unrivalled beauty of the city's skyline. It was built by architect Sinan during the reign of Suleymn the Magnificent, the greatest of the Ottoman Sultans.
It was built by the reputed architect Sinan for the Grand Vizier Rustem Pasa, the son in law of Suleyman the Magnificent, ruling sultan of the period.
Located in the old Jewish Quarter of Istanbul, Yeni Cami was started by Sultan Mehmed VI who had certain difficulties during the construction.
Eyup district took its name from Eyup el Ensari who was the companion of Prophet Muhammad and standard bearer of Arabic Army. Eyup was killed by an arrow during the siege of Constantinople.
Mihrimah Mosque, which is located on the 6th hill of old city, was built by great Ottoman architect Sinan for the daughter of Suleyman the Magnificent and remains one of Turkey’s finest mosques.
Located in Karakoy district, Arab Camii is attributed to an Arabic general who besieged the city in he 8th century. Features of present day building is a church built during the Lain occupation of the city.
Located in the district of Tophane, Nusretiye mosque represents the big difference in the Ottoman architecture. Instead of classical plan, we have Baroque style mosque with onion shaped weight towers and fine slender minarets.<13'>