Fodor's Expert Review Beyazıt Camii

The Bazaar Quarter and Environs Mosque

Inspired by Aya Sofya and completed in 1506, this domed mosque holds the distinction of being the oldest of the Ottoman imperial mosques still standing in the city. Though the inside is somewhat dark, it has an impressively carved mihrab and the large courtyard has 20 columns made of verd antique, red granite, and porphyry that were taken from ancient buildings.


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Beyazıt Meyd.
Istanbul, Istanbul  Turkey

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