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Eyüp Sultan Mosque, Istanbul

Eyüp Sultan Mosque represents an extremely sacred site for Muslims worldwide, ranking fourth in importance. The mosque stands next to the supposed grave of Abu Ayyub al-Ansari, a friend of the Islamic prophet Muhammad. Al-Ansari was killed while carrying the banner of Islam during the Arab assault on Istanbul from 674 to 678 CE. The mosque was built in 1458 and served as the location for coronation ceremonies for new sultans. Marvel at the painted domes and the intricate prayer niche inside. Outside, pay your respects at the mausoleum of Al-Ansari. Dress appropriately when visiting, as the mosque attracts crowds of Muslims making the pilgrimage to visit the holy site. Plan to visit Eyüp Sultan Mosque and other customer-reviewed, writer-recommended Istanbul attractions using our Istanbul online tour itinerary builder.
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  • Recommended for all muslim travellers to visit a bless place, not far from blue mosque, maybe around 10-15 minutes travel in taxi. Very well preserved, able to walk thru and pray, outside window to...  more »
  • its ok. but crowded. I like İstanbul and i like history. but i dont see anythink!!! Pls poeple are same relax maybe..  more »
  • The Eyup Sultan Mosque is a very important Mosque for locals where's his tomb. The Mosque is very nice and off the beaten track and prime tourist area, further inland along the Gold horn. What I...  more »
  • Located next to Pier Lotti, a soothingly calm religious site. Be warned to dress appropriately and respectably or you will not be allowed to view. Whilst at the site Muslims are able to do Ziaraat for those resting in their graves
  • Nice and very spiritually situated mosque. Just make sure you respect locals when visiting as tourist and follow the etiquette of taking shoes off in a proper clean way as locals do when entering mosque
  • A very nice place filled with history, I would recommend going with a tour guide as they can tell you about the history and use of the artifacts.
  • What a nice area. Small part of Western Europe in the city. Drastically different to most of tourist placed.
  • Istanbul Mostly visiting and heighst visiting place ♥️So nice and comfortable place ♥️If u visit Istanbul Turkey u must visit this Mosque ♥️✌️

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