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Arap Camii, Istanbul
(4.7/5 based on 15+ reviews on the web)
Tucked away between modern buildings and surrounded by artisan shops lies Arap Camii, an architectural gem chock-full of history. Originally a Byzantine church stood here, dating back to the 6th century. In the 13th century, a small Roman Catholic chapel replaced the church, and later expanded in the 14th century. That structure is what you see today: the country's only remaining example of medieval religious Gothic architecture. In the late 15th century Ottomans converted the church into a mosque under the reign of Sultan Mehmed II. Visit this still-active place of worship to admire the richly decorated interior and unique architectural style. See Arap Camii and all Istanbul has to offer by arranging your trip with our Istanbul travel itinerary planner.
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  • Perşembepazarı, located in an ancient and historic Karaköy mosque once Church. As a result, translated into a mosque and after restoration work revealed a great work out. Absolutely nice sights and a different mosque. If it falls your way to the neighborhood surrounding Karaköy craftsmen will show you the way to friends problem. Look around, you will appreciate.
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  • Arab Mosque is located in Galata district, istanbul. Originally it was San Paolo church. Then converted into mosque. Its one of the oldest mosque in Istanbul. Gothic style mosque. It's amazing. It's w...  more »
  • This mosque is one of the most unusual places of Istanbul, in my opinion. Rich history, unusual appearance, interesting inner content-it's not all that can be said about this place. I knew one mosque in Istanbul, of course, is Agia Sophia, which was originally a temple not Muslim but Christian, altered by the Ottomans in the mosque. But now even Arap Camil. Initially in his place back in the 13 century was St. Paul's Chapel. Then in the early 14 century Dominican monks rebuilt it in the Catholic Church, whose decoration and Catholic symbols recognized today, though after the Ottoman victory Temple became Muslim. An amazing story, isn't it? Highly recommend a visit.
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  • mükemmel bir mimarisi var. huzur dolu bir mescit. sıkışmış karkaöy trafiğinden kurtulup girin ve sonsuzluğu tadın.
  • Karaköyün simgesi
  • Hazrat Maselma Bin Abdul Maalik RA
  • Probably the first mosque of İstanbul, has recently become invaluable works through restoresyon, a person who is subject to the companions or in the courtyard Tomb.
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  • Finally, it was meant to see the Arab Camiî. The truth is charmed. The other was a different mosque in every aspect of the mosque. I spent more than an hour, the sunset prayer. Leave power.
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