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Yeni Cami, Istanbul

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Perched on a hill and overlooking the harbor, Yeni Cami features two minarets plus 66 domes and semi-domes arranged in a pyramid. The building is also known as the "Queen Mothers' Mosque," since one queen mother commissioned it in 1597, and another completed it in 1663. Walk over a large courtyard past an ornamental ablution fountain to reach the entrance. Blue, green, and white tiles decorate the interior of the mosque, along with gold leaf and carved marble. Notice a gilded screen in the northeast corner of the gallery, behind which sultans attended services. Six sultans are buried in the adjacent mausoleum. If there's time, stop by the spice bazaar nearby. Make Yeni Cami part of your personalized Istanbul itinerary using our Istanbul itinerary builder.
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  • A mosque adjacent to the Egyptian Bazaar. Many worshippers, was a busy place. I think it looks best from the new city across the Golden Horn Bay is.
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  • the new mosque, yeni cami is certainly not modern but was built to last, on the square in eminonu one step closer to market Egyptian (spice) is free and always packed with the faithful for prayer to see several times during the day when Las Ramblas and in the evening at sunset when everything turns red and the atmosphere is more quiet and romantic ..!
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  • you going to Eminönü or the bazaars Egyptian can be seen... with a... fantastic side pigeants yeni mosque
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  • This is very typical shape of mosque that I saw in my life. Not only this and other Turkish mosque also noce looking. I did not catch here so many things. If I knew more things about muslim the I could understand more. I just glimpse here and tooknsome photos here and all.
  • Hostorical Mosque. Very nice looking. Very close to spice bazaar
  • This mosque is beautiful, and often overlooked due to the proximity of Hagia Sophia and the Blue Mosque. Check it out.
  • Here's open for any tourists to see how they pray in a prayer time. Don't forget to respect their religion by follow the rules for tourists. I have no chance to see how they pray before, even my country also have many mosques. So I was impress here additional an inside beautiful designed.
  • Amazing place to visit. You can also relax in his peaceful interior. Just please... be respectful of Muslims and...shut your mobiles!!!