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No tourists, great experience

Sokullu Mehmet Paşa Mosque in Kadırga is a real gem designed by the great Sinan himself. It is a... read more

Reviewed 29 October 2018
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Beautiful building

We were staying nearby so went for a look. There was no one about so we looked around and were... read more

Reviewed 17 October 2018
Wishaw, United Kingdom
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This l6th-century mosque, built on the slope of a hill near Sultanahmet, is one of the most beautiful examples of classical Turkish architecture in the city. Of special interest are the prayer niches and pulpit, which are covered in lovely Iznik...more
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Reviewed 29 October 2018 via mobile

Sokullu Mehmet Paşa Mosque in Kadırga is a real gem designed by the great Sinan himself. It is a place the spirituality of which is enhanced when you are there all alone. This happened to me on my last visit to Istanbul one Sunday morning....More

Date of experience: February 2018
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Reviewed 17 October 2018 via mobile

We were staying nearby so went for a look. There was no one about so we looked around and were about to leave when a gentlemen came out and invited us in for our very own private tour. We were treated to the history of...More

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank alibroon
Reviewed 4 October 2018 via mobile

Come here to see exquisite tiling and a mosque designed by Imperial architect Sinan, who designed three mosques for this grand Vizier! This is walking distance from Little Hagia Sophia and is known for having 4 small fragments of the black stone

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank 839SaraH839
Reviewed 30 August 2018

If you are even just marginally interested in history or architecture, this small mosque is worth a visit. It's located near to Sultanahmet, yet far enough from the crowds to preserve a totally different character. It will be easy to be impressed by this building's...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Giacomo B
Reviewed 25 June 2018

Thank You Engin from our Hotel recommended this Mosque not far from our Hotel just on the backside by the ocean of the Blue Mosque. No one was there when we visited as I believe it was closed. However, we were able to go in...More

Date of experience: May 2018
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Reviewed 23 May 2018 via mobile

Beautiful little mosque with nearly no visitors. The tiles are amazing and the atmosphere is so peaceful and special you just want to sit and absorb. Often closed it is best to try and see this right after parayer time.

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank aquabell
Reviewed 14 May 2018 via mobile

Literally this mosque has lots of blue every where. Lots of blue tiles and beautiful i may add. This museum is a bit low keyed unlike the others like blue mosque and sulleiman mosque but its as equally beautiful. Make an effort to visit this...More

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank Coryy20
Reviewed 1 May 2018 via mobile

This is not frequented by visitors but it really should be. It's a beautiful mosque with vivid blue tiles adorning the mimbar inside. It's striking yet few have heard of it or visit it. Glad we found this gem.

Date of experience: April 2018
1  Thank Hint_of_Pepper
Reviewed 13 April 2018 via mobile

This mosque was so much close to my hotel (Art City Hotel). It was the first mosque in Istanbul that I tried to visit. The architecture and structure were both masterpiece of Ottoman empire. It is so much close to the sultan Ahmet district but...More

Date of experience: April 2018
1  Thank Babak H
Reviewed 22 January 2018 via mobile

It very beautiful Mosque with a wide courtyard and beautiful Ottoman interior decorative construction. Mosque is even older than Blue Mosque in Sultan Ahmed area.

Date of experience: January 2018
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stroll of each other – and all set around the site of
an ancient Byzantine hippodrome – Sultanahmet is an
overwhelmingly popular tourist destination, and a
prime location for visitors to be wowed on a truly
epic scale. Beyond the wonders of the Blue Mosque, the
Hagia Sophia, Topkapi Palace, and more, this
relatively small area of Istanbul somehow manages to
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