Mihrimah Sultan Camii, Istanbul

#19 of 246 in Historic Sites in Istanbul
Architectural Building · Religious Site
One of Istanbul's prominent landmarks, Mihrimah Sultan Camii stands on the peak of one of the city's seven hills. Designed by Mimar Sinan, one of the most celebrated architects of the 16th century, this imposing yet elegant structure ranks among the finest achievements of Ottoman architecture. Built for Suleyman the Magnificent's favorite daughter, the mosque complex once included a school, Turkish baths, tombs, and several shops. Step inside to admire the mosque's huge dome supported by four arches, and pay close attention to the building's three rows of windows, providing abundant light and infusing the interior with a bright atmosphere. Plan to visit Mihrimah Sultan Camii and other customer-reviewed, writer-recommended Istanbul attractions using our Istanbul holiday tool.
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  • Few people visit this beautiful mosque meaning, you can have this place mostly to yourself when you visit. Built by architect Mimar Sinan (same architect who built Sulteimaniye Mosque) under the...  more »
  • Beautiful and easily accessible between the nuttiness of the Grand Bazaar and the sprawling tourist-centric Sultanahmet Square, this venue is beautiful, spiritual, and historic -- a quiet respite...  more »
  • I can feel very good while I'm in this beautiful mosque because of his interesting story
  • It is a very beautiful mosque. I think it is one of the most elegant buildings that Sinan constructed and it influenced following mosque architecture in many ways. On top of that it is quite and peacefull away from the hustle and bustle of Blue Mosque and some others

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