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Mihrimah Sultan Mosque, Istanbul

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One of Istanbul's prominent landmarks, Mihrimah Sultan Mosque stands on the peak of one of the city's seven hills. Designed by Mimar Sinan, one of the most celebrated architects of the 16th century, this imposing yet elegant structure ranks among the finest achievements of Ottoman architecture. Built for Suleyman the Magnificent's favorite daughter, the mosque complex once included a school, Turkish baths, tombs, and several shops. Step inside to admire the mosque's huge dome supported by four arches, and pay close attention to the building's three rows of windows, providing abundant light and infusing the interior with a bright atmosphere. Use our Istanbul tour planner to visit Mihrimah Sultan Mosque on your trip to Istanbul, and learn what else travelers and our writers recommend seeing nearby.
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  • The Mihrimah Sultan Mosque was designed by Mimar Sinan for one of the daughter's of Suleiman the Magnificent and was built around 1565. It is a small mosque known for its stained glass windows. 
  • Just beside the port of Üsküdar, where ferries from other things, arrive just outside, in front, is a beautiful mosque, colorful and cared for. It has beautiful rugs, lamps everywhere and a crowded canillas abroad.
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  • One can see the feminine influence as soon as you walk in. The colors are gorgeous. In addition although there are prayer areas on the first floor for women, women can climb up to the top for larger a...  more »
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  • Beautiful mosque. I visited in last 10 days of Ramadan. Unlike other mosques, they do the khatm (ختم) in taraweeh and also tahajud. They also had 2-3 imams with beautiful recitation.
  • Mashallah so beutiful
  • Wonderful mosque, and i feel Serenity in it And has a big yard
  • Merhaba,Asalam -o- Alaikum! Lovely mosque,lovely Muslims!
  • In Ramadan it's like heaven