Sokollu Mehmet Pasa Mosque, Istanbul

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  • The place is a bit hidden behind the Blue Mosque and the Hagia Sophia for a trip like that. The mosque is close to the school, which the students can ask for a more specific direction. The mosque was completed in 1548 and the mekansuuntainen wall is coated with Iznikin blue tones tiles that make up the patterns. I think you should see your efforts go to take a look at this building.
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  • This was built in 1571-72 by Sinan for the vizier of Suleyman, Selim II and Murat III. Freely considers it to be the grandest of all of the vizieral mosques, even surpassing that of Rüstem Paşa. I can...  more »
  • I don't remember if I had happened upon one of my past visits to visit: I see that is reported on the Lonely Planet Guide which I have long served but I fear of neglecting her benefit not less beautiful Kucuk Aghia Sofia, which is within striking distance, perhaps because it is not very easy to find it, "stuck" in a wrong-footed that is accessed from the alley that deviates from the main street that is next door. The fact is that, when I walked, I was amazed and fascinated. I knew, from a book on unusual aspects of the city, which its uniqueness is due to the four fragments of the black stone (Kaaba) that entered in it, but it was the splendour of his frescoes of dominant blue colour, combined with the suggestion of filtering light from the many Windows well laid out, hitting me deeply. Another gem by Sinan to be visited.
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  • Literally one of the best gems in istanbul you have to go see this place theres no tourists its just you and the mosque and its breathtakingly beautiful and a place of pure tranquility
  • Unbelievably beautiful and almost no tourists. Keep an eye out for the four small square pieces of the holy black stone from the Ka'aba in Makkah. One is over the entry way facing the mosque interior, one over the mihrab, one over the minbar. Each piece is surrounded by a small gold frame.
  • My favourite masjid in Sultanahamet. Truly a hidden gem tucked away. A must visit. Please see the view from the flat I rented.
  • Small mosque tucked in the back street of Sultan Ahmet neighborhood. Not as famous or big as the Sultan Ahmet (Blue Mosque) or Sulemaniah Mosque but this mosque has the honor of having four small pieces of Hajre-Aswad (The Black Stone) revered by all muslims. To the best of my knowledge this is the only place outside of Holy Kaaba in Mecca to have that honor.
  • We just happened to walk past this iconic mosque not realising how historic it was. The guardian, Kemal, was very friendly. He opened the mosque for us and showed us inside. A beautiful place of worship.

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