Yeni Valide Mosque Complex, Istanbul

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Visit Yeni Valide Mosque Complex to see its square-shaped mosque built for Gülnuş Emetullah, the favorite concubine of Sultan Mehmet IV, and an unusual "birdcage" tomb in a quiet, lush garden. The building of the mosque features a flattened main dome and four half domes, as well as two minarets flanked with two balconies each. In the evening, the illumination imbues this tranquil place with a particular charm. There is a paid restroom in the garden, and a little cafe that faces the mosque offers refreshments. Remember to take off your shoes before you enter and cover your head if you are a woman. It couldn't be easier to arrange your visit to Yeni Valide Mosque Complex and many more Istanbul attractions: make an itinerary online using Inspirock's Istanbul visit planner.
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  • Built for Ahmed III for his mother (the Valide), a fascinating very powerful person, taken as slave from Crete, (probably) having personally killed a rival, instrumental in starting a war with...  more »
  • Yeni Valide Camii called New Mosque is located next to Eminonu Square and is a highlight of Ottoman imperial mosques. Amazing interior. A Must-Visit!  more »
  • The mosque is under restoration, and the only worthy area to visit is the Royal Pavilion (Hunkar Kasri) filled with beautiful tiles  more »

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