Arab Mosque

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Arab Mosque information

Istanbul , Turkey
Galata Mahkemesi Sokak
Getting there
Tram: Karaköy
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Built by the Genoese in 1337, this fortress-like mosque was the largest of İstanbul's Latin churches. Converted to a mosque after the Conquest, it was given to the recently arrived community of Spanish Muslims after their expulsion from Spain and arrival in İstanbul in the late 15th century. Notable features include the stone exterior and a magnificent wooden ceiling.