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The underground mosque (Yeralti Camii) is conveniently located in Karakoy, only a minute's walk from the Kadikoy ferry station or 15 minutes from the Galata Bridge. It has no dome or minarets, which gives it a unique look. One could easily walk past it, as...More
Legend has it that the 3 people buried here are sahabi with an interesting backstory... I'll let the locals fill you in as it's better that way. Well worth a visit, however not much to see from an architectural point of view.
It was a gem in a very crowded area , first of all it is very difficult to find this place, it is in karakoy area. This mosque is built underground and has shrines of companions of prophet muhammad ( p.b.u.h ).
We visited this mosque just to see the shrines of Sahaba and pray for them. The mosque itself is not an easy one to find, but use TripAdvisor map and ask someone when you are nearby. Many people seem to know of its location.
There aren't too many underground mosques in the world, let along Istanbul and this one worths a visit even just for this reason.
In fact, this used to be dungeon for years starting from the Byzantine period. Then it was used as a water reservoir....More
If you are exploring Karikoy, this is worth a look. The mosque is in the foundation of the old castle from the period of European occupation of this area. The pillars are massive but plastered and painted white. Two Muslim martyrs are entombed here.
Sitting pretty with an age-old air about it, Karakoy is situated on the European side of the Bosphorus at the mouth of the Golden Horn. Perhaps the city’s most historically significant area, it’s currently one of the most happening parts of town as well. Here street vendors and alfresco fish restaurants line the banks of the Horn where the views of major attractions across the water rival Karakoy’s own key attractions,
such as the iconic 14th century Galata Tower and the Museum of Modern Art. A major hub for local and international waterborne traffic, Istanbul’s commercial and maritime heritage remains as relevant and evident as ever in Karakoy. Commuter ferries mingle with luxury cruise liners at its busy port, ensuring a continuously cosmopolitan flow of people..