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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. Plan your Yeni Cami visit and explore what else you can see and do in Istanbul using our Istanbul trip planner .
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  • Located next to the Galatskim Partially repaired bridge., so the whole grandeur and beauty not seen the score 3.
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  • Old town beginning to enter a big party in the US. Now you can relax in the Park as the U.S. behind the bench. Always pay attention to the bustling place should be safe, because it is.
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  • The construction of the mosque began in 1597. It was ordered by Sultana Safiye, who was the wife of Sultan Murad III and later Valide Sultan (Queen Mother) of Sultan Mehmed III, hence the original formal name "Valide Sultan Mosque". The exterior of the mosque itself boasts 66 domes and semi domes in a pyramidal arrangement, as well as two minarets. The main dome measures 36 metres in height, and is supported by four flanking semi-domes. The dome plan of the New Mosque is based on the earlier Şehzade Mosque designed by Mimar Sinan, and on Sedefkar Mehmed Agha's Sultan Ahmed Mosque.
  • In the structure of the early Ottoman architecture, there is a atrium, ottoman hospital (darü'ş-şifa), Madrasah (moslem theological school) and Hammam (bathhouse). The new mosque has a very aesthetic appearance with the interior decorations of the blue, white, turquoise iznik tiled. In addition to these 17th-century tiles, you must also see the reliefs written in the verses.
  • The Yeni Cami, meaning New Mosque; built between 1660 and 1665, is an Ottoman imperial mosque located right next to the spices bazaar. It is situated on the Golden Horn, at the southern end of the Galata Bridge, and is one of the famous architectural landmarks of Istanbul.
  • The "New" Mosque was completed in the 17th century. The interior is absolutely stunning! Make sure to visit- you don't have to be Muslim to enter, but be respectful.
  • I always find it ironic that it is called the New Mosque, considering that it was built in the 17th century. For a city like Istanbul (with hundreds of years of history) there should be two kinds of “new”: new-new and Istanbul-new.
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