Eyup Sultan Mosque is a relatively large-scale mosque in Istanbul. The frescoes on the top of the mosque and the dome are very beautiful. The intricate composition of the flowers and branches makes people amazed by the skill of the painters. It is a pity that women are not allowed to enter here.
The Eyup Sultan Mosque is the earliest mosque in Istanbul. It is located in the Eyup area on the European side of Istanbul, near the Golden Horn and outside the walls of Constantinople. The building is very Islamic, attracting many pilgrims to become the fourth largest pilgrimage site.
The mosque was built in the Ottoman period in the northwestern corner of Istanbul, named after the Sultan of Euphu because of the placement of his mausoleum, later changed to a mosque, attracting many pilgrims, this also became the fourth largest pilgrimage site.
Eyüp Sultan is the shrine of the patron saint of Istanbul. People make votive offerings to the saint and there is an ‘industry’ surrounding the shrine. What makes Eyüp Sultan interesting is that it is off the touristic path and promises a much more authentic atmosphere compared to similar historic spots in the Old Peninsula.
Eyupe mosque is one of the most revered sites in all of Islam. It marks the burial site of the standard bearer of the prophet Mohammad, who died during the first Arab siege of Constantinople. According to legend, his remains were rediscovered by the Turkish forces during the conquest of the city in 1453. The faithful are very welcoming and polite to visitors who make it out this far beyond Taksim!
Eyup is home of one of the largest Ottoman cemeteries. The graves are shaded by pine trees and overlook the Golden Horn. A gondola can take you up to Pierre Loti Cafe. The Eyup Mosque is the burial place of the standard bearer of the Prophet Mohammad and one of the holiest places to Islam.
really looked fwd to this place - v easy to get to via tram/taxi - grave of a famous companion to the prophet (pbuh) - currently under renovation but open
Eyup is one of the more traditional and conservative neighborhoods of Istanbul, an ever increasingly modern and relatively-speaking secular city.