Arap Camii
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The area
Neighbourhood: Beyoglu
Istanbul’s most famous street, pedestrianized Istiklal Caddesi (Independence Avenue), throbs day and night and offers a fantastic array of architectural sights, shops, treats, and throngs upon teeming throngs of people. At the avenue’s northeastern end is expansive Taksim Square, thought by many to be the very heart of the city, with many of Turkey’s most renowned restaurants and some of Europe’s most happening nightlife in close proximity. In striking contrast, Beyoglu’s less trafficked areas – such as the affluent Cihangir and the antiques district of Cukurcuma – exude Old World charm and provide contemplative calm and splendid diversion via an assortment of cozy cafes, attractive boutiques, and quiet lanes.
How to get there
  • Şişhane • 6 min walk
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junior1907
Istanbul, Türkiye196,225 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2014 • Business
The building lies in Istanbul, in the district of Beyoğlu, in the neighborhood of Karaköy (medieval Galata), on Galata Mahkemesi Sokak, not far from the northern shores of the Golden Horn. It is surrounded by artisan shops.Easy to reach by public transportation,if you are in this area for any reason Please allow about half an hour for this one and pay a visit yo see this small and hidden gem.You will like it.Highly recommended.
Written 17 July 2014
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Yasdamas
Dubai, United Arab Emirates1 contribution
4.0 of 5 bubbles
An 8th century mosque in Costantinople. Built by Muslims who captured Galata and besieged the city for one year. It was turned into a church then returned into a mosque by the ottomans.
The natural lighting is very good.
Very different from other mosques and churches around.
Written 1 October 2013
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sajjads7
Leicester, UK42 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2013 • Friends
The "Arap camii" (the Arab Mosque) is far more different to any other mosques in Istanbul, it was taken up as a mosque by the Ummayads as opposed to the Ottamans, hence the difference in style. The atmosphere and essence is felt as soon as you walk in. opposite the mosque there is a "madrasah" (school) where you will see children peeping out of the windows. Before visiting if one has a chance, then they should read the history behind this mosque as it is most fascinating.
Written 13 April 2013
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Sara H
Melbourne, Australia686 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2018 • Family
Built by Muslim Arabs during their first attempt to invade and colonise Pera (Galata) it was converted to a church before being reclaimed as a mosque with the conquest of Constantinople. It was given as a Mosque for Andalusian Muslims fleeing Spain
Written 3 October 2018
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Atilla Yurttas
Selcuk, Türkiye36 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2015 • Friends
it used to be a catholic church constructed by the italians in 14th CAD with great frescoes which has been plastered by a renovation made in 2010.
Written 17 March 2015
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Gokhan Taşdeviren
Sakarya Province, Türkiye181 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
It is amazing mosque by his athmosphere. Notice the exits if you visit. After praying you wont go out by turning the entrance. You directly go out by walking though forward. Why? Because of not turning your back to Kiblah. This is the philosophy of Arap Mosque from the year of 717 !!!
Written 5 August 2012
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Ufuk F. GOKDENİZ
Istanbul, Türkiye79 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
It is nice mosque which was originally church... Arches and columns are making this place different in the city...
Written 28 December 2011
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Zsuzsa.Guide
Targu Secuiesc, Romania771 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2024 • Friends
This catholic church converted into a Mosque was once Church of San Domenico in the 14th century. The name cames from the deported arabs from Andalusia, Spain. These were allowed to settle in Istanbul after the Inquisition
Written 4 July 2024
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Waza28
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates2,070 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2022 • Couples
An architectural designed Church in Karakoy which was known as Galata Mosque. Given to the Arabs who came from Spain in 1492. The locals called it Akbar Mosque meaning Grand Mosque.
Written 1 November 2022
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Matt R
Kentfield, CA144 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2019 • Couples
Great woodwork. Worth seeing for that alone. Wonderful environs and lots and great activity around the mosque.
Written 23 July 2019
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