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Eyup Sultan Mosque (Eyup Sultan Camii), Istanbul
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Eyup Sultan Mosque (Eyup Sultan Camii) 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. Take a look at our Istanbul vacation builder to schedule your visit to Eyup Sultan Mosque (Eyup Sultan Camii) and learn about what else to see and do during your holiday.
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  • A visit on Sunday to Eyup is worth it. The square in front of the mosque is there. The ice cream man makes jokes and the atmosphere is cosy. The mosque is impressively large and beautiful. Many Muslims make a visit. We consider as tourists on venerable away. Behind the mosque is a cable car that will take you to the top of the mound. On this mound sultans and many others are buried. On top of the mound you have a beautiful view over the Golden Horn of the Bosphorus towards The Galata bridge. You can find a drink and delicious food at one of the restaurants. Go running back and return on the square in front of the mosque. You are richer than many impressions.
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  • The spiritual center of Istanbul. Where Abu Ayyub Al-Ansari's visit the mausoleum, can feel the authentic air around the mosque, eat cotton candy and coffee or a long journey and Pierre Lotti, death does not change the fact that you can feel the. Günbatımlarında Golden Horn, not to mention watch..
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  • Arrived at the mosque and the mausoleum of Eyup Sultan (Halid bin Zeyd Ebu Eyyûb) via a chairlift and the small market. Eyup Sultan was the standard bearer for the Prophet Mohammed as well as the last...  more »
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  • Mazar of Hazrat Ayub Ansari, famous sahabi who hosted Prophet SAW in his house once Prophet migrated to Madina Munawra. Spiritual atmosphere around the place. Must see for those who travel to Istanbul. Board bus from Emininu and dismount at Eyup sultan stop, it is 100 meter away. A beautiful mosque and tomb are present here.
  • Aboo Ayyub Al- Ansari (r) One of the companion of prophet (s) He was a great personality in madeena When prophets (s) reach madeena Stay his home
  • Eyyub Al-Ansari's tomb. He hosted Hz. Muhammed ( The Last Prophet, peace be upon him) when he travelled (Hijra) to city of Yathrib. (The city is also known as Madina)
  • Great mosque with beautiful architecture, lively area around the mosque and it's very nice to walk around
  • I have visit excellent place acording to islamic culture and tomb of shah sultan