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Beautiful Mosque

This is one of my favorite mosques in the city. It is beutifully renovated and a pleasure to see... read more

Reviewed 30 October 2018
Vancouver Coast and Mountains, Canada
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A jewel

Designed by Imperial architect Sinan, it is a gorgeous mosque that is free to enter and dazzles the... read more

Reviewed 4 October 2018
Melbourne, Australia
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Located in Tophane, the Kilic Ali Pasa Mosque was commissioned by the Ottoman chief admiral, Kilic Ali Pasa, and built by the architect Sinan in 1580. Designed as an entire mosque-complex (Turkish: kulliye) there is the mosque itself, a madrassa, a...more
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Reviewed 30 October 2018 via mobile

This is one of my favorite mosques in the city. It is beutifully renovated and a pleasure to see the European and Oriental architecture and the majesty of the Ottoman times. There is a Hamam around the corner which is part of the complex. There...More

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

Designed by Imperial architect Sinan, it is a gorgeous mosque that is free to enter and dazzles the eyes

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 26 January 2018

Having often passed this Mosque while passing on the the tram I decided to visit this time around. This beautiful and impressive Mosque is quiet and not on the regular tourist schedule. Visiting outside of prayer times I had the whole building for myself and...More

Date of experience: November 2017
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Reviewed 31 December 2017 via mobile

The grand and beautiful mosque is a hidden gem. Built in the early 1400's it is a great structure of Ottoman style and decorated beautifully inside. The call to prayer is not very loud which is dissapointing. The ladies section is small but includes clothes...More

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank HDsydny
Reviewed 2 September 2017

On my last short visit to Istanbul, I made sure finally to visit the mosque of the Italian-born Kilic Ali Pasha (Ali the Sword), who, after being pressed into service as a galley rower in the mid-16th century, rose through the ranks of the Ottoman...More

Date of experience: June 2017
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Reviewed 4 May 2017 via mobile

This masjid is beautifully placed in Karakoy area of Istanbul. Historic like many Masjids in Istanbul. Worth the visit

Date of experience: May 2017
Thank hashemTab
Reviewed 8 February 2017

Built by the great architect Mimar Sinan in 16th century,Kılıç Ali Pasa Mosque is the smal version of Hagia Sophia with its plan... Mimar Sinan had experinced the Hagia Sophia and fixed its balance problems. Thats why Kılıç Alıi Paşa Mosque is the key of...More

Date of experience: February 2017
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Reviewed 31 January 2017

Another masterpiece from the late 1500s by the great Ottoman architect Sinan. No crowds and tour buses allow you to absorb its beauty at your own pace without distractions.

Date of experience: January 2017
Thank Burucek
Reviewed 11 June 2016

very readily accessible on walk or tramway. i am frequently performing my afternoon prayers here. in ramadan, qoran is read... important, as well, the highly artistic illustrations posted at the entrance. clean and cool at summer.

Date of experience: May 2016
Thank scutari
Reviewed 1 March 2016

This is one of the most beautiful mosques in Istanbul. I visited it twice: first before the comprehensive renovation in 2011 and second last October. Honestly, I liked it much better before the renovation: wooden original handcrafts below the muezzin section are unfortunately gone after...More

Date of experience: October 2015
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