5 Mosques not to Miss in Istanbul (Private)
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Istanbul is famous for its Mosques and Ottoman Architecture. As the capital of the Ottoman Empire since 1453 and the largest city of Turkey, Istanbul is home to over 3000 mosques. This makes it overwhelming to decide which ones to visit, but here are 5 of the most important mosques to see based on their architectural character and historical context. Begin with the Sehzade Mosque, which was commissioned by Sultan Suleyman in the memory of his eldest son by Hurrem, Prince Mehmet. From there, you will walk to the outstanding Suleymaniye Mosque, built by the famous Ottoman Architect Sinan for Sultan Suleyman The Magnificent. You will continue to the Nuruosmaniye Mosque, which is considered one of the finest examples of mosques in Ottoman Baroque style. The next stop will be the Sultanahmet (The Blue Mosque). It is famous for its beautiful blue tile work ornamenting its interior walls. The last stop will be Rüstem Pasha Mosque, in Fatih.
Explore the great dome of The Suleymaniye Mosque.
Discover architecture from the various periods of the Ottoman Empire.
Rustem Pasha Mosque
Admire the priceless Iznik tiles of The Rustem Pasha Mosque.
Learn stories and anecdotes that bring the city’s past to life.
Children between the ages 2 and 10 receive a 50% discount.
Included in the Package
- Professional tour guide experience in various languages
Not Included in the Package
- Drinks and all personal expenses.
- Admission fees
- Cancellation for tours can be made 36 hours before for full-day excursions outside of İstanbul without paying the penalty. Otherwise, you will be charged the full tour price.