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“Tiles”

Sokollu Mehmet Pasa Mosque
Ranked #131 of 1,105 things to do in Istanbul
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Owner description: This l6th-century mosque, built on the slope of a hill near Sultanahmet, is one of the most beautiful examples of classical Turkish architecture in the city. Of special interest are the prayer niches and pulpit, which are covered in lovely Iznik tiles.
Reviewed 17 March 2013

If one wants to see important tiles and beaujtiful colours, specially in blue will understand why this Sokulu is so important. Everything was done with good care.

2  Thank Solange G
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Reviewed 1 January 2013

The atmosphere is so peaceful inside this camii ! I recommend d u to go there ! It is quite infesting to walk around the cemetery which is closed to this mosque too ...

1  Thank maggita c
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Reviewed 31 December 2012

We had to go three times before we could get in: plan your visit. For example the Blue Mosque closes at prayer times, Sokollu's one is open ONLY for prayers but visitors are welcome.
Nice, quaint, a masterpiece by Sinan, atmospheric and feels far from the Sultanahmet's crowds although it's just a 5 minute walk away.

2  Thank MireneQ8
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Reviewed 24 December 2012

We saw this wonderful mosque 15 years ago. So why a '1' today? Because we have been on successive days to revisit it, only to find it closed both days. It is a wonderful place but apparently only open for prayer now. The people 'looking after' it had no interest in people seeing it and admiring its beauty and history. Would love to see it again when doors and minds are a bit more open.

1  Thank Andrew G
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Reviewed 12 November 2012

Small, but so authentic! Beautiful Izmir tiles. Compering with bigger and more famous Blue mosque and Suleimani mosque, I would say this one gives you stronger impression of holiness, peace and beauty of ceramic art. The interior is more blue than in Blue Mosque. It is more peaceful, not crowded and it is not easy to find, but it 's worthy. 200%!!!
It was not allowed to take a photos when we were, but they were selling them as greeting cards.

2  Thank DSandra73
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