Sacred Places

Teşvikiye Camiisi (Tesvikiye Mosque)
Situated in the district of Şişli in the quarter from which it takes its name, the Teşvikiye Mosque was built in 1853. In earlier periods this area was called the Haseki Square and Ottoman Sultans occasionally visited here for excursions and sporting activities. ...
14 votes, average: 4.79 out of 514 votes, average: 4.79 out of 514 votes, average: 4.79 out of 514 votes, average: 4.79 out of 514 votes, average: 4.79 out of 5
14 votes
Tevfikiye Camiisi (Tevfikiye Mosque)
Located on the Arnavutköy-Akıntı point, the Tevfikiye Mosque is a work from the late Ottoman period. It was built by Sultan Mahmud II in the name of his son Şehzade Tevfik in 1832 inside of a large garden. ...
19 votes, average: 4.58 out of 519 votes, average: 4.58 out of 519 votes, average: 4.58 out of 519 votes, average: 4.58 out of 519 votes, average: 4.58 out of 5
19 votes
Quincentennial Foundation Museum of Turkish Jews (Türk Musevileri Müzesi )
This humble museum was built to commemorate the 500 year anniversary of the arrival of Sephardi Jews from Spain to the Ottoman Empire and exhibits personal objects from the period alongside photographs, writings, and other documents. ...
36 votes, average: 4.08 out of 536 votes, average: 4.08 out of 536 votes, average: 4.08 out of 536 votes, average: 4.08 out of 536 votes, average: 4.08 out of 5
36 votes
Üsküdar Mihrimah Sultan Camiisi (Uskudar Mihrimah Sultan Mosque)
One of the early works of Mimar Sinan, this complex was built on the instructions of Süleyman the Magnificient in 1548 in memory of his daughter Mihrimah Sultan, whose mother was the famous Roxlene. ...
34 votes, average: 4.24 out of 534 votes, average: 4.24 out of 534 votes, average: 4.24 out of 534 votes, average: 4.24 out of 534 votes, average: 4.24 out of 5
34 votes
Vefa Kilise Camiisi (Vefa Kilise Mosque)
The Vefa Kilise Mosque, located on the back of Istanbul’s third hill, was built between the 10th and 11th centuries. ...
3 votes, average: 5.00 out of 53 votes, average: 5.00 out of 53 votes, average: 5.00 out of 53 votes, average: 5.00 out of 53 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5
3 votes
Yeni Camii (New Mosque)
The Yeni Camii, or “New Mosque”, is located across from the Spice Bazaar and carries the distinction of being the Ottoman mosque whose construction took the longest to complete. ...
48 votes, average: 4.40 out of 548 votes, average: 4.40 out of 548 votes, average: 4.40 out of 548 votes, average: 4.40 out of 548 votes, average: 4.40 out of 5
48 votes
Yeniköy Sinagogu (Yenikoy Synagogue)
Built by the Ottoman Jewish financier and philanthropist Abraham Salomon Kamondo in the 1800’s... ...
20 votes, average: 4.25 out of 520 votes, average: 4.25 out of 520 votes, average: 4.25 out of 520 votes, average: 4.25 out of 520 votes, average: 4.25 out of 5
20 votes
Yer Altı Camiisi (Underground Mosque)
The Yer Altı Mosque (or “Underground Mosque) is said to have been the site of a temple during the reign of Emperor Tiberius II, and according to another story the Arab army which attempted to conquer Constantinople in 714 stayed in the area for 7 years and interred their dead here. ...
30 votes, average: 4.63 out of 530 votes, average: 4.63 out of 530 votes, average: 4.63 out of 530 votes, average: 4.63 out of 530 votes, average: 4.63 out of 5
30 votes
Yıldız Hamidiye Camiisi (Yildiz Hamidiye Mosque)
The Yıldız Hamidiye Mosque, located on Barbaros Bulvari, was commissioned by Sultan Abdülhamit II and built between the years 1884-1886; the mosque’s architect was Sarkis Baylan. ...
5 votes, average: 4.20 out of 55 votes, average: 4.20 out of 55 votes, average: 4.20 out of 55 votes, average: 4.20 out of 55 votes, average: 4.20 out of 5
5 votes
Yuşa Camiisi (Yusa Mosque)
The Yuşa Mosque is located in Beykoz, on a hill on the same name. This hill was accepted as sacred from early times and the different civilizations who settled here built their own shrines and temples here. ...
18 votes, average: 4.28 out of 518 votes, average: 4.28 out of 518 votes, average: 4.28 out of 518 votes, average: 4.28 out of 518 votes, average: 4.28 out of 5
18 votes
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