The mosque’s construction began in 1462 under the orders of Sultan Mehmet and was completed in 1470. Badly damaged during the earthquake in 1766, it was restored in the style of that period and lost its original appearance.
Address: Kirmasti Mah. Fevzi Paşa Street , Fatih
Built by the architect Mimar Yakup Şah between the years 1501-1506 and commissioned by Sultan Mehmet II, the mosque was the second largest imperial mosque in Istanbul after its conquest. Damaged during the 1509 earthquake, and restored by Mimar Sinan, the mosque is the oldest imperial mosque in Istanbul to maintain its original identity and appearance.
Address: Beyazıt Mh. Darülfünun Street Fatih, 34126
Sultan Ahmet Mosque (Blue Mosque)
It was built by Mimar Sedefkâr Mehmet Ağa between the years 1609-1616 on Istanbul’s historical peninsula and commissioned by Sultan Ahmet I.
Address: Atmeydanı Street Sultanahmet, 34122
Built by the architect Mimar Sinan between the years 1549-1557 and commissioned by Suleiman the Magnificent, it is considered one of the most important works of Ottoman architecture. The tombs of Suleiman the Magnificent and Hürrem Sultan can be found in Mimar Sinan’s masterpiece, the courtyard.
Address: Prof. Sıddık Sami Onar Street Süleymaniye, 36420 Fatih
Rüstem Pasha Mosque
The mosque’s construction was completed in 1563 and it was named after Rüstem Paşa the Grand Vizier of Suleiman the Magnificent, who was also married to his daughter Sultan Mihrimah, and built by Mimar Sinan. The world’s first apartment mosque, it is famous for the thousands of different patterned tiles adorning its walls.
Address: Rüstem Paşa Mh., 34116 Istanbul
Yeni Camii (New Mosque)
With its foundation laid in 1597 under the orders of Murat III’s wife Safiye Sultan, its construction wasn’t finished until 66 years later in 1663 through the endeavours and donations of the mother of Sultan Mehmet IV, Hatice Turhan Sultan when the mosque opened for worship. It is an important work of classical Ottoman architecture.
Address: Rüstem Paşa Mh., Eminönü, 34116 Istanbul
Date of establishment: 1665
Eyüp Sultan Mosque
It transcends being solely a mosque it is a truly sacred place to visit.
Address: İslambey, Eyüp Sultan Bulavard, Eyüp Sultan Square, 34050 Eyüp