Atik Valide Mosque
This is one of the two great İstanbul mosque complexes designed by Mimar Sinan. Though not as spectacular as the Süleymaniye , it was...
This little mosque is fairly unprepossessing from the outside, but the interior is a totally different story. The walls are decorated...
Florence Nightingale Museum
The experience of visiting the Selimiye Army Barracks, where this museum is housed, is actually better than the museum itself. The...
Niyazibey specialises in perde pilavı, a dish that it describes as hen and rooster meat (symbolising the bride and groom) cooked with...
cnr Huhkuyusu Caddesi & Dr Burhanettin Üstünel Sokak · interesting places nearby
Şakirin Mosque information
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.