Perched on a hill and overlooking the harbor, Yeni Camii features two minarets plus 66 domes and semi-domes arranged in a pyramid. The building is also known as the "Queen Mothers' Mosque," since one queen mother commissioned it in 1597, and another completed it in 1663. Walk over a large courtyard past an ornamental ablution fountain to reach the entrance. Blue, green, and white tiles decorate the interior of the mosque, along with gold leaf and carved marble. Notice a gilded screen in the northeast corner of the gallery, behind which sultans attended services. Six sultans are buried in the adjacent mausoleum. If there's time, stop by the spice bazaar nearby. Plan your Yeni Camii visit and explore what else you can see and do in Istanbul using our Istanbul trip planner.
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Yeni Camii Reviews
It is free to go inside, we couldn’t see the rooftop and the walls were covered with paper. It was under construction, I’m so sorry, I would like to see it more »
Probably the highlight of our trip. Slightly off the tourist route so fun getting there and much less crowded than other attractions when you arrive. The Mosque is massive but more significantly... more »
One of the greatest mosque in Europe. The outside of the building is huge and aesthetically good, while the inside has a very minimalistic architecture. It was made on purpose by the great Architect Sinan, emphasizing that people must be decent and honourable looking from outside, however, people also should be "humble" as a personality character. The mixture of these characteristics will make people respectful.
The New Mosque is actually quite old, similar but just newer than the other mosques hence the name. Like most of the other historic mosque sites, this one is also being renovated. I am not sure whether it is because of the Hajj period or whether it is the norm, but there are 'programs' before/after the prayers.
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