Arab Mosque, Galata, Istanbul


Arab Mosque is a lovely Gothic style mosque located on Kalyon street in the Galata district of Istanbul.

According to some of the legends, the mosque was built by the Arabs during the siege of Istanbul.


In addition, the presence of a church Mesa Domeniko that is situated on the current foundation of the mosque during the Byzantine period, later was converted into a mosque after the conquest of Istanbul by Sultan Mehmet II and was called the Galata Mosque.

Later on, when the Andalusian Arabs had been expulsed from Spain into Istanbul in 1492, settled around the mosque, it was called Arab Mosque.

This mosque was built on a rectangular plan in Gothic style architecture.

The minaret is beautiful that rises on the site of the bell tower of the old church.

Arab Mosque - Galata, İstanbul
Address: Kalyon Str. No:1, Tünel - Galata




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