Top 10 the Most Beautiful Mosques in Istanbul 2019


Once the capital of a muslim Ottoman Empire for many hundreds of years, Istanbul hosts variety of beuatiful and glorious mosques that worth a visit and see. Most of the beautiful mosques with important historical heritage are situated on the historical peninsula, in the districts of Sultanahmet, Eminonu and Fatih, as well as on the Bosphorus shoreline in the distrists of Galata, Besiktas and Ortakoy.


Below you may see all the beautiful mosques in Istanbul and read more of their history and see their photos by visiting our detailed pages.

Top 10 Must See Mosques in Istanbul...


  • Blue Mosque in Sultanahmet

    Built in the 17th century by Sultan Ahmet I, its name came from the beautiful interior blue tiles, a glorious and unique mosque with six minarets...
  • Suleymaniye Mosque in Suleymaniye

    Built in honor of the magnificent Sultan Suleyman by the famous architect Sinan between the year 1550-1557. Famous for its colored tiles, stained glass windows and antique columns...
  • Eyup Mosque in Eyup, Golden Horn

    Built in the 15th century, located over the tomb of Eyup, the bearer of the Prophet Mohammed, who died during the siege of Istanbul in 670...
  • Fatih Mosque in Fatih

    Named after the Fatih Sultan Mehmet, the conqueror of Istanbul and was built in 1463, a mosque of monumental proportions with its dependencies that include a hospice, medrese, hospital, caravanserai, library and baths...



  • Ortakoy Mosque in Ortakoy

    Built in the 19th century for Sultan Abdulmecit, located right at the seashore in Ortakoy in a wonderful environment and elegant architecture...
  • Dolmabahce Mosque - Besiktas

    An elegant mosque located nearby the Dolmabahce Palace, was built in 1985 for Bezm-i Alem Valide Sultan, the mother of the Sultan Abdülmecid...
  • Beyazit Mosque in Beyazit

    Located at the Beyazit Square nearby the famous Grand Bazaar, the mosque has a square plan with a dome of 16.87m in diameter and placed on four columns...
  • Yildiz Mosque in Besiktas

    Built in between 1885-1886 by the Sultan II. Abdülhamid, has an elegant architecture and interior ornaments...
  • Sehzade Mosque in Fatih

    Built in between 1544-1548 for the memory of Mehmet, the son of Sultan Magnificent Suleyman...
  • Rustem Pasha Mosque in Eminönü

    Built in 1561 by the architect Sinan, the colors and patterns of the Iznik tiles adorning the interior is very impressive...

Guided Tours for the Istanbul Mosques...


You may experience the Istanbul mosques via daily tours made by the local travel agents with professional guides. It is a very good option if you don't want to go through the hassle of making all the arrangements including the tickets, waiting at the queue and 2-ways transportation by your own and feel like you may have troubles with them. And we recommend the two world brands GetYourGuide or Viator tours, made by the best reputed and registered tour agents in Istanbul and offer comfortable, safe and the cheapest tours with 2-ways transportation from your hotel or meeting point, professional guides, insurance and easy cancellation. You may find the top selling guided Istanbul mosques tours below.


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