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“A gem with wonderful Iznik Tiles”

Sokollu Mehmet Pasa Mosque
Ranked #111 of 1,137 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 21 December 2013

This mosque is out of the road of regular tourists and also the autority of the place do not promote entry of tourist as it is closed almost immediatly after the pray. it can be understood as the place is really tiny and a big flow of tourists would really disrupt worship. so If you are a respectful tourist mute as a fish and with nice smile the access is tolerated. Inside as the floor is small everything has been done for elevation and the impression is incredible as one has the feeling to be in a hugh place while the whole floor might be just 400m2. Probably one of the nicest mosque in Istanbul for its Iznik tiles

3  Thank Paul M
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"the main tourist"
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"beautiful mosque"
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"blue mosque"
in 8 reviews
"masterpiece"
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"courtyard"
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"architecturally"
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"interior"
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"prayer"
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Reviewed 21 October 2013

This Mosque is a bit off the beaten track and the surroundings do not look too inviting but it is 100% worth the walk up and down the hill. A very nice and tranquil courtyard and a nicely decorated facade awaits the traveler and the inside is simply stunning.

Tiles all over in a very bright room, a nice architecture and colours and patterns which would take hours to explore. But simply going in there and to admire the beauty for 10-15 minutes, that is enough.

3  Thank Florian254
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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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