The New Mosque (Turkish: Yeni Cami, pronounced [jeni dʒami], originally named the Valide Sultan Mosque, Turkish: Valide Sultan Camii) and later New Valide Sultan Mosque (Turkish: Yeni Valide Sultan Camii) after its partial reconstruction and completion between 1660 and 1665, is an Ottoman imperial mosque located in the Eminönü quarter of Istanbul, Turkey. It is situated on the Golden Horn, at the southern end of the Galata Bridge. The mosque is an example of the Sultanate of Women period in Ottoman Empire.
The construction of the mosque began in 1597. It was ordered by Safiye Sultan, who was the wife of Sultan Murad III and later Valide Sultan (Queen Mother) of Sultan Mehmed III. She ordered the mosque in her capacity as Valide Sultan, two years after Mehmed III's ascension to the Ottoman throne in 1595, hence the original formal name "Valide Sultan Mosque".
LoveIStanbul365 | Apr 1, 2018
I always find it ironic that it is called the New Mosque, considering that it was built in the 17th century. For a city like Istanbul (with hundreds of years of history) there should be two kinds of “new”: new-new and Istanbul-new.
Faisal Chaudhry | Feb 20, 2018
Currently undergoing extensive renovations, but the bits not covered up are still beautiful. Right next to the Spice Bazaar and quite popular with the locals.
Ercan Devrim | Mar 22, 2018
In the structure of the early Ottoman architecture, there is a atrium, ottoman hospital (darü'ş-şifa), Madrasah (moslem theological school) and Hammam (bathhouse). The new mosque has a very aesthetic appearance with the interior decorations of the blue, white, turquoise iznik tiled. In addition to these 17th-century tiles, you must also see the reliefs written in the verses.
Sa Pr | Mar 9, 2018
The Yeni Cami, meaning New Mosque; built between 1660 and 1665, is an Ottoman imperial mosque located right next to the spices bazaar. It is situated on the Golden Horn, at the southern end of the Galata Bridge, and is one of the famous architectural landmarks of Istanbul.
Bryce Caster | Feb 12, 2018
The "New" Mosque was completed in the 17th century. The interior is absolutely stunning! Make sure to visit- you don't have to be Muslim to enter, but be respectful.
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