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Religious Sites in Istanbul

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Istanbul's Spiritual Holy Sites

Istanbul has been populated by the humankind since the 6th century BC. Including Roman, Byzantine and the Ottoman Empires, this very old but fascinating city functioned as a home to many tribes, nomads and of course civilizations. Not only hosting, Istanbul was also the religious center of these three empires mentioned. Maybe this is the reason why Istanbul has always been a city full of tolerance towards any kind of diversities. In Istanbul, mosques, churches and synagogues stand side by side.

Hagia Sophia, Istanbul

Hagia Sophia

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Hagia Sophia

Hagia Sophia is one of the most important monuments of the ancient world, the most spectacular religious building in Istanbul, also called as the 8th wonder of the world. Start your day by visiting Hagia Sophia, almost an embodiment of the Istanbul's history.

Hagia Sophia Museum
Blue Mosque, Istanbul

Sultan Ahmed Mosque

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Blue Mosque

Blue Mosque was built between 1609-1616. This elegant Ottoman mosque takes its name from the blue tiles used in its interior. The Sultan Ahmed Mosque is first one of the two mosques in Turkey that has six minarets.

Sultan Ahmed Mosque
Suleymaniye Mosque, Istanbul

Suleymaniye Mosque and Complex

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Suleymaniye Mosque

Suleymaniye Mosque is the largest mosque of Istanbul built by Sultan Suleyman the Magnificent in the 16th century. The finest of the great architect Mimar Sinan's gifts to the city is Suleymaniye Mosque, where Sinan brought the central dome to perfection.

Suleymaniye Mosque and Complex
Ortakoy Mosque, Istanbul

Ortakoy Mosque

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Mecidiye Mosque

Ortakoy Mosque (Mecidiye Mosque), was built by the order of Sultan Abdulmecid in 1853. This iconic mosque stands as the foremost symbol of Ortakoy in Istanbul, is a fine example of the eclectic era in Ottoman architecture.

Ortakoy Mosque

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