Hagia Sophia in Istanbul, Turkey is a former patriarchal basilica, later a mosque, now a museum. Image credit: David Spender

Mosques in Istanbul: The biggest urban area in Europe

Istanbul is the largest city in Turkey and the largest city in the Middle East. Turkey is an Islamic country and Istanbul contains nearly 3,000 active mosques, which definitely characterizes the city scape. The mosques in Istanbul are indeed world-famous and are very popular tourist attractions.

Here is a list that represents three of the most amazing mosques in Istanbul.

Mosques in Istanbul images

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Blue Mosque, Istanbul Turkey. Image credit: Henrik Berger Jørgensen
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The Blue Mosque, a historical mosque and a symbol of Istanbul. The mosque is known as the Blue Mosque because of blue tiles surrounding the walls of interior design. Image credit: gags9999
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Istanbul, view of the Blue mosque during sunset. Image credit: Moyan Brenn

Süleymaniye mosque

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The main dome of Süleymaniye Mosque is 53 meters high and has a diameter of 27.5 meters. Image credit: Harold Litwiler
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The Süleymaniye mosque in Istanbuk is 98,000 square metres. Image credit: np&djjewell

Hagia Sophia Mosque

Hagia sophia mosque
Hagia Sophia in Istanbul, Turkey is a former patriarchal basilica, later a mosque, now a museum. Image credit: David Spender
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Hagia Sophia built as the new Cathedral of Constantinople by the Emperor Justinian in 360 AD. Image credit: Dennis Jarvis
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Panaroma view of Blue Mosque and
Hagia Sophia in Istanbul. Image credit: Jason Wesley Upton

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