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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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  • Mihrimah Sultan Mosque is located quite far away from Sultanahmet (about 6-7 km) in area Edirnekapi. We walked this distance with great pleasure, enjoying life, historic city. The mosque itself is beautiful on the outside, and inside. We came during the evening prayer, is unmatched. Inside all very bright and tastefully: pink carpet, very much light and air! Be sure to visit there. Mosque, beloved daughter of Sultan Suleiman!
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  • When you enter the mosque, you will say wow, what a bright interior. There are so many windows bring so much brightness inside this mosque, you wont want to leave. Another perfection from Mimar Sinan ...  more »
  • Around the corner from the bustling Marina with a huge number of people is a quiet soothing place. Have come at a time when nobody was really inside. I didn't want to leave such a peace and quiet. By the way, free toilet in the courtyard, all pure and worthy.
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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