Month: June 2012

Yeni Camii

The New Mosque (Yeni Camii) in Istanbul is not that new – it was built in the 1600s. Located on the water's edge next to the Galata Bridge, the …

Hagia Eirene

Hagia Eirene (Basilica of Holy Peace, Turkish: Aya Irini Kilisesi) stands on what is thought to be the oldest place of Christian worship in Istanbul. Today it is located …

Fatih Camii

The Fatih Mosque Complex (Fatih Camii ve Külliyesi) in Istanbul has a lovely interior like many Turkish mosques, but the primary importance of this mosque is its illustrious permanent …

Beyazit Camii

Built from 1500 to 1505 under Sultan Beyazit II, the Beyazit Mosque is one of the oldest mosques in Istanbul. It is located next to Istanbul University and the …