Sacred Places

Türk Musevileri Müzesi (Quincentennial Foundation Museum of Turkish Jews)
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. ...
35 votes, average: 4.09 out of 535 votes, average: 4.09 out of 535 votes, average: 4.09 out of 535 votes, average: 4.09 out of 535 votes, average: 4.09 out of 5
35 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. ...
46 votes, average: 4.46 out of 546 votes, average: 4.46 out of 546 votes, average: 4.46 out of 546 votes, average: 4.46 out of 546 votes, average: 4.46 out of 5
46 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. ...
3 votes, average: 4.00 out of 53 votes, average: 4.00 out of 53 votes, average: 4.00 out of 53 votes, average: 4.00 out of 53 votes, average: 4.00 out of 5
3 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. ...
17 votes, average: 4.41 out of 517 votes, average: 4.41 out of 517 votes, average: 4.41 out of 517 votes, average: 4.41 out of 517 votes, average: 4.41 out of 5
17 votes
Zihni Paşa Camiisi (Zihni Pasa Mosque)
Located in Erenköy, the Zihni Paşa Mosque was built between 1902-1903 by Mustafa Zihni Paşa. A three-story building was added to the mosque in 1980 with the goal of making it larger. ...
33 votes, average: 4.52 out of 533 votes, average: 4.52 out of 533 votes, average: 4.52 out of 533 votes, average: 4.52 out of 533 votes, average: 4.52 out of 5
33 votes
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