Şakirin Mosque

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Şakirin Mosque information

Istanbul , Turkey
cnr Huhkuyusu Caddesi & Dr Burhanettin Üstünel Sokak
Getting there
Bus: 6, 9A, 11P, 11V, 12A, 12C
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One of the few architecturally notable modern mosques in İstanbul, this 2009 building was designed by Hüsrev Tayla and its interior was decorated by Zeynep Fadıllıoğlu, best known for her glamorous restaurant and nightclub fitouts. The building itself has a wonderful transparency, but the highlight is the interior, which features a gorgeous turquoise-and-gold mihrab and a magnificent 'dripping glass' chandelier.

The mosque is opposite the Zeynep Kamil Hospital. Take a bus from the iskele and alight at the Zeynep Kamil stop, or walk up Dr Fahri Atabey Caddesi from the Atik Valide Mosque and turn right into Nuhkuyusu Caddesi.