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Sokollu Mehmet Pasa Mosque

Sehit Cosmesi Sok, Sultanahmet, Istanbul, Turkey
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This should be the blue mosque

Literally this mosque has lots of blue every where. Lots of blue tiles and beautiful i may add... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Coryy20
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Trinidad
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Vivid blue

This is not frequented by visitors but it really should be. It's a beautiful mosque with vivid blue... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Hint_of_Pepper
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Nuneaton, 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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  • Average7%
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Reviewed 1 week ago 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

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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.

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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

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Reviewed 21 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.

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Reviewed 26 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

3  Thank Jay Y
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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
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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
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Reviewed 7 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

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Reviewed 4 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
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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
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