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New Mosque

Yeni Cami Cd, Istanbul 34116, Turkey
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    Kayhan Serdar
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    5 May 25, 2014

    The New Mosque of Eminönü is not as new as it name promises. Since 1665 this mosque is part of the Old Istanbul Skyline. It took 68 years to built the mosque. Entering the Eminönü pier by boat, gives you a fantastic view of the mosque.

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    Allie Bollella
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    4 Nov 01, 2013

    Of course in Istanbul when they say New Mosque (Yeni Camii), they mean built in 1597 - but wasn't fully completed until 1665. This is another beautiful example of Ottoman architecture and was built by an apprentice of Mimar Sinan. Located in the Eminönü district it is an easy walk from Sultanahmet.

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    Erin K
    3 Oct 24, 2013

    While the New Mosque is an extremely impressive structure and certainly worth a stop, I think I liked the Blue Mosque a bit better. It is a massive work, and slightly overwhelming at times, but if you can manage to get a legitimate guide, the history is quite fascinating.

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  • New Mosque
    Elan Noelle
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    4 Oct 23, 2013

    This mosque is stunningly picturesque - and in a central location with a lot going on around it. Feed the pigeons bird seed out front, eat a fish sandwich off a boat across the road, roam the spice market leading to it, all with the towering spires and turrets looming in the background.

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  • New Mosque
    AndrewDThorpe
    3 Oct 16, 2013

    The Yeni Camii (New Mosque) or Mosque of the Valide Sultan is an Ottoman Imperial Mosque located in the Eminönü district of Istanbul. It is situated on the Golden Horn at the southern end of the Galata Bridge. It is one of the best-known sights of Istanbul.

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  • New MosquePro 2014
    Rich Carriero
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    4 Sep 20, 2013

    New Mosque is an excellent introduction to Ottoman mosque design. It has a spacious, tranquil courtyard. The interior boasts ornate wood and tile work. New Mosque is also one of the most welcoming mosques to visitors and non-Muslims. While it lacks the grandeur of the Blue Mosque and the tile work is inferior to that of the Sulymaniye, it's a great start.

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  • New MosquePro 2014
    Lauren Baker
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    4 Sep 14, 2013

    Although it isn't the Blue Mosque, this structure is an architectural achievement in its own right. It dominates the skyline of its coast and is especially beautiful when lit up at night.

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    Wana Ursiripant
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    5 May 27, 2013

    I give 5 stars for this mosque because its open for any tourists to see how they pray in a prayer time. Don't forget to respect their religion by follow the rules for tourists. I have no chance to see how they pray before, even my country also have many mosques. So I was impress for this mosque.

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  • New MosquePro 2014
    Tigalina
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    4 Apr 14, 2013

    A beautiful mosque right at the Galata Bridge. We didn't went inside, but it's also impressing just to stand at the square in front of it and feed some of the pigeons. On one hand you have this typical feeling of being in a big city and in contrast there is this big old mosque.

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  • New Mosque
    Herdianti Wisesaputri
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    5 Mar 02, 2013

    Yeni Camii at Eminönü is a free to visit mosque at the south end of Galata bridge, just beside the Spice Bazaar. It's beautiful and really quite grand.

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    filip
    5 Sep 21, 2012

    As you cross the Galata Bridge, it's the first thing you see before climbing up the hill to Hagia Sophia. It's a really beautiful mosque.

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    Robin S
    5 Aug 29, 2013
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    Michele Uohcim
    5 Oct 14, 2012

    c'est super magnifique merveilleux

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    Mehmet Serdar Erdem
    5 Jun 28, 2012

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    5 Jun 24, 2012
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    4 Dec 02, 2011
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    Martha Lee
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    3 Jan 19, 2013
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    5 Aug 25, 2012
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    4 Jan 19, 2012
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    3 Feb 08, 2012
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4.5 out of 5
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Istanbul’s New Mosque, also known as the Yeni Camii, is perhaps the city’s most notable sight. The main building and its two tall spires can be easily seen from afar, adding a distinctive shape to the city’s skyline. The effect is particularly remarkable during the early mornings and late afternoons, when the glowing sky transforms the holy place into a silhouette. Construction of the mosque began ... read more
in 1597, and it would take over 50 years for it to be completed. The structure was designed as a kulliye, a complex of buildings serving as a hospital, school, public bath and mausoleum.

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Aliases: Mosque of the Valide Sultan, Yeni Camii, Yeni Valide Camii