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The most famous mosques in Istanbul

The most famous mosques in Istanbul
08th November 2022
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Did you know that Istanbul is one of the richest cities in the world, as it contains distinctive mosques, including historical and newly built mosques, and other distinctive and high-end architectural edifices?

If you did not know enough about them, in this article we will talk about the most important ones, an enjoyable read.

 

What do you know about mosques in Istanbul?

On both sides of the Asian and European city there are many mosques, the most famous of which are those belonging to the Ottoman period. In the following paragraphs, the discussion will focus on them:

 

First: Sultan Ahmed Mosque

The Sultan Ahmed Mosque is one of the most famous mosques in Istanbul and all of Turkey. It is also known as the Blue Mosque for its tiles of this color that adorn the outside. The Sultan Ahmed Mosque was built by Sultan Ahmed I and is one of the most important historical and religious sites in Turkey.

The mosque has a special status with Sultan Ahmed I, considering it the greatest achievement of his reign. The mosque was opened for worship in 1018 AH / 1609 AD. It is one of the greatest religious Islamic monuments in Turkey and is distinguished from the rest of the mosques with its six minarets, in short, it is a witness to civilization and architecture in the previous period.

 

 

Second: Hagia Sophia Mosque

The Hagia Sophia Mosque, located on the European side of Istanbul, Turkey, is one of the most important symbols of the conquest of Constantinople (Istanbul) by the Ottoman Sultan "Muhammad", and the mosque is one of the most famous and most visited in Turkey and in the world as a whole.

Listed on the UNESCO World Heritage List, it is distinguished for its architecture. The interior of Hagia Sophia is lined with massive marble panels said to be designed to mimic moving water. The 104 columns of Hagia Sophia were imported from the Temple of Artemis and continued as a church for nearly a thousand years before the Ottoman Sultan Mehmed the Conqueror conquered Constantinople. who turned it into a mosque.

 

Third: Sulaymaniyah Mosque

The Suleymaniye Mosque is one of the largest and most famous mosques in Istanbul, Turkey. The mosque was built by order of Sultan Suleiman I in 964 AH or 1556 AD. It is a very beautiful architectural panel, as it is very close to Hagia Sophia.

The mosque is located in the well-known Fatih district in the heart of Istanbul and is one of the largest and most spacious mosques in Turkey. The mosque has four minarets, and the reason for being four minarets is of the rank of Sultan Suleiman the Magnificent.

 

Fourth: Al-Fateh Mosque

Al-Fateh Mosque is located in the Al-Fateh district of Istanbul. It is a wonderful model of Islamic architecture and was built in the era of the Ottoman Empire. It is distinguished by its unique design and is one of the largest and oldest mosques in Istanbul, as well as one of the most important tourist attractions in the city.

 

Fifth: Sultan Ayyub Mosque

The Eyup Sultan Mosque is one of the most beautiful and holiest mosques in Istanbul. It is located in the Eyup district on the European side of Istanbul near the Golden Horn. The mosque was built by Mehmed the Conqueror and is the oldest mosque in the city.

 

Fifth: Sultan Ayyub Mosque

The Eyup Sultan Mosque is one of the most beautiful and holiest mosques in Istanbul. It is located in the Eyup district on the European side of Istanbul near the Golden Horn. The mosque was built by Mehmed the Conqueror and is the oldest mosque in the city.

 The Eyup Sultan area is a very famous and distinctive area in Istanbul, and the advantages of living in it are the presence of many tourist attractions in the area, including the Sultan Eyup Mosque, the Sultan Eyup Cable Car and Eyup Sultan Park.

 

Sixth: The Arab Mosque

The Arab Mosque is one of the most important and most beautiful mosques in Istanbul. It was built in 717 AD by an Islamic army that came to Istanbul to conquer it from the Byzantine Emperor. It is the first mosque built in Istanbul and is considered a piece of Umayyad Andalusian and Arab history.

The Arab Mosque is a hidden historical treasure in Istanbul and it is the oldest mosque in the city which is beautiful and worth a visit when you are in Istanbul.

 

Seventh: Rustam Pasha Mosque

The Rustem Pasha Mosque is one of the most famous mosques in that city. The mosque was built between 1550-1561 AD. It is famous for its beautiful tiles designed by the most famous architects of the time (Sinan Pasha) and is located in the old and crowded market area of ​​Eminonu district, next to the Golden Horn.

 Rustem Pasha Mosque was damaged in a major fire in 1660 AD, and both the minaret and dome of the mosque were demolished after the great earthquake that struck Istanbul in 1776 AD, but it was later rebuilt and is today an important destination for tourism.

 

Eighth: Dolmabahce Mosque

It is located in the Besiktas district of Istanbul on the European coast of the Bosphorus. It was built in the nineteenth century and was funded by the Ottoman Sultan Abdul Majid I. It is made of white marble and its minarets are 63 meters high and can accommodate more than 4000 people. It is one of the largest mosques in Istanbul and one of the most famous areas City attractions.

 

Ninth: Ortakoy Mosque

This beautiful mosque is located in the European section of Istanbul, just before the Bosphorus Bridge and is an essential symbol of Ortakoy in Istanbul.

 

Tenth: Sultana Mahrama Mosque

The mosque was built by Mihrimah Sultan, the daughter of Sultan Suleiman the Magnificent, and was designed and built for her by the most famous Ottoman architect Mimar Sinan.

 Sultan Mahramat Mosque is an important historical evidence of the ancient history of Istanbul and it is an example of Ottoman architecture and culture and finally it is a beautiful and unique mosque that is definitely worth a visit.

 

The impact of tourism on real estate in Istanbul

Tourism plays an important role in Istanbul's real estate market and the city's popularity as a tourist destination has helped drive up the prices of both residential and commercial properties.

The influx of tourists has also led to the development of hotels, apartments, and other accommodation options in the city and this has created opportunities for investors looking to buy property in Istanbul.

However, it is important to be aware of the potential risks associated with investing in tourism-dependent real estate markets. For example, a decrease in tourism can lead to lower demand for real estate and lower prices, but this is not possible in Istanbul. Thanks to its embrace of thousands of distinguished and famous destinations every year, millions of people come to the world.

 

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