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Sokollu Mehmet Pasa Mosque

Sehit Cosmesi Sok, Sultanahmet, Istanbul, Turkey
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Hidden gem near the main tourist path

Amazingly, despite being so close to perhaps Istanbul's most popular mosque - the Blue Mosque, this... read more

Reviewed 27 November 2017
Jay Y
Houston, Texas
Another mosque we could not see

This was built in 1571-72 by Sinan for the vizier of Suleyman, Selim II and Murat III. Freely... read more

Reviewed 17 May 2017
Rod F
Royal Wootton Bassett, 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 tiles.
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Sehit Cosmesi Sok, Sultanahmet, Istanbul, Turkey
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Reviewed 27 November 2017

Amazingly, despite being so close to perhaps Istanbul's most popular mosque - the Blue Mosque, this mosque is on the other hand oft-ignored. However, I would argue that Sokollu Mehmet Pasa Mosque is more significant architecturally and historically! The Blue Mosque was designed by the...More

1  Thank Jay Y
Reviewed 17 May 2017

This was built in 1571-72 by Sinan for the vizier of Suleyman, Selim II and Murat III. Freely considers it to be the grandest of all of the vizieral mosques, even surpassing that of Rüstem Paşa. I can't comment since we arrived at prayer time,...More

Thank Rod F
Reviewed 17 April 2017

Our first visit was way back, however, we visited it again and again, appreciating it every time, last time 2015

Thank Sabir S
Reviewed 8 February 2017

As i was leaving my hotel the sultan house situated at the Atmeydani my husband and i decided to take the road leading to the kadirga area but not passing through the hippodrome.As we were alking down the street we stumbled upon the mosque without...More

Thank elefpo
Reviewed 5 January 2016

We went here two mornings during a recent stay in Istanbul. The mosque was closed each time, with no opening hours posted. But at least we got to see some more of the work done by the great architect Sinan, who designed the complex in...More

1  Thank Rumples
Reviewed 22 December 2015

This ottoman mosque was built by Mimar Sinan, the great imperial architect, for the grand vizier Sokollu Mehemet Pasa, brother in law to Soleiman the Magnificent and was completed in 1571. The mosque is rather well renowned for its architecturally challenging location on a steep...More

1  Thank Marco S
Reviewed 19 May 2015

I went there with my family for an evening prayer (aksham) and we were quite impressed. A beautiful and dignified mosque in the old part of town. Not small at all, but looks like a scaled-down version of the Blue mosque. Considering that a grand...More

1  Thank Jasko C
Reviewed 25 April 2015 via mobile

This was my second visit to this mosque, and once again I was blown away how buitiful it is. It is a little bit hard to find for the first time, but it is definitely worth visiting. Streets around it are full of local shops...More

2  Thank MaksimirDuda
Reviewed 24 March 2015

This small mosque about 2 blocks north of the Spice Bazaar is worth a visit. It is surrounded by narrow cobbled streets filled with a variety of household goods spilling out from the various shops and packed with local shoppers the day we visited. The...More

Thank DCTraveler058
Reviewed 24 March 2015

This great mosque is situated in the lanes of Kadirga area near the Blue Mosque and is really worth of visiting it! You should come after noon, otherwise it could be closed. It has beautiful interiors, decorated with Iznik tiles and its stained glasses give...More

3  Thank Shekhovtsov V
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