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My gem

Pertevnyal Valide Sultan Camii is one of my personal favourites in Istanbul. I love it. It lies in... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
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Another Imperial Mosque

One of the last Imperial mosques of the Ottoman Empire, it is once again in the European design and... read more

Reviewed 4 October 2018
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“Another Imperial Mosque”
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Pertevnyal Valide Sultan Camii is one of my personal favourites in Istanbul. I love it. It lies in Aksaray, at an extremely busy intersection where Ordu Caddesi meets Atatürk Bulvarı. The mosque is not as big as other mosques in Istanbul. It was renovated a...More

Date of experience: February 2018
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Reviewed 4 October 2018 via mobile

One of the last Imperial mosques of the Ottoman Empire, it is once again in the European design and lacks the beauty of other more Islamic designed mosques in Fatih

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 3 October 2018 via mobile

This smaller sized mosque (compared to the major ones in Istanbul) is a display of more sophisticated architecture, especially the exterior walls, with incredible love for details. The interior is typical for ottoman architecture.

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 1 May 2018 via mobile

This is one of the last Ottoman mosques, designed by an Armenian architect. It looks almost completely different from the outside, in fact I thought this might be a converted church. The influences are more gothic but it has a charm. Inside is cosy and...More

Date of experience: April 2018
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Reviewed 23 October 2017 via mobile

As one walks along in fatih district we come across abeautiful validey sultan camii/masjid.it is commendable how turks are preserving their history.

Date of experience: October 2017
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Reviewed 17 May 2017

This mosque was built by the Armenian architects Hagop and sarkis Balyan, and combines elements of Turkish, Moorish, Baroque, neo-Gothic, Empire and neo-Renaissance styles. It is quite an accomplishment!

Date of experience: September 2016
Thank Rod F
Reviewed 28 March 2015

It was our second attemp to visit this mosque but it has been under renovation the two previous years. This year we were wandering from Ordu Cadessi and found out that is was opened to public again. From the outside you can notice it is...More

Date of experience: March 2015
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Reviewed 7 August 2014

The Pertevniyal Valide Sultan Mosque,also known as Aksaray Valide Mosque is an Ottoman Imperial Mosque in Aksaray district of İstanbul.We have tried today to visit this huge Mosque but due to an important renovation work,major part of the Mosque is closed to the public.

Date of experience: August 2014
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Fener & Balat
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Istanbul hosts a small but thriving Jewish community,
the patriarchate of the Eastern Orthodox Church, and
some of the most beautiful churches and Christian art
in the world. Much of what’s most interesting to
witness in Fener and Balat sits between the surviving
ancient city walls of Constantinople and the serene
shores of the Golden Horn. Despite the many splendid
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