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These are the best cultural venues in town based on their, FACILITIES and ARTISTIC QUALITY.
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Published: August  19, 2014

Eyup Sultan Mosque

Eyup Sultan Mosque (Eyüp Sultan Camii), This important complex marks the supposed burial place of Ebu Eyüp el-Ensari, a friend of the Prophet's who fell in battle outside the walls of Constantinople while carrying the banner of Islam during the Arab assault and siege of the city from 674 to 678. His tomb is İstanbul's most important Islamic shrine. Eyüp's grave was identified in a location outside the city walls Immediately after the Conquest, and Sultan Mehmet II decided to build a grand tomb to mark its location. The mosque complex that he commissioned became the place where the Ottoman princes came for the Turkish equivalent of a coronation ceremony: girding the Sword of Osman to signify their power and their title as padişah (king of kings), or sultan. In 1766 Mehmet's building was levelled by an earthquake; a new mosque was built on the site by Sultan Selim III in 1800.

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Address :

Eyüp Merkez Mh., Cami Kebir Sk No:1-27 Eyup, Istanbul


Schedule :

Daily: 9:30 am - 4:30 pm


Published: August  19, 2014

Eyup Sultan Mosque

Eyup Sultan Mosque (Eyüp Sultan Camii), This important complex marks the supposed burial place of Ebu Eyüp el-Ensari, a friend of the Prophet's who fell in battle outside the walls of Constantinople while carrying the banner of Islam during the Arab assault and siege of the city from 674 to 678. His tomb is İstanbul's most important Islamic shrine. Eyüp's grave was identified in a location outside the city walls Immediately after the Conquest, and Sultan Mehmet II decided to build a grand tomb to mark its location. The mosque complex that he commissioned became the place where the Ottoman princes came for the Turkish equivalent of a coronation ceremony: girding the Sword of Osman to signify their power and their title as padişah (king of kings), or sultan. In 1766 Mehmet's building was levelled by an earthquake; a new mosque was built on the site by Sultan Selim III in 1800.