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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 designed to a similar plan and built in a similarly commanding location. Its exten…
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Şakirin Mosque

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 ni…
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Şemsi Ahmed Paşa Mosque

This charming mosque complex on the waterfront was designed by Mimar Sinan and built in 1580 for one of Süleyman the Magnificent's grand viziers, Şemsi Ahmed Paşa. It is modest in size and decoration, reflecting the…
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Çinili Mosque

This little mosque is fairly unprepossessing from the outside, but the interior is a totally different story. The walls are decorated with gorgeous İznik tiles, the bequest of Mahpeyker Kösem (1640), wife of Sultan …
Food in Üsküdar

Şekerci Aytekin Erol Caferzade

One of the major draws in Üsküdar's bustling Balıkçılar Çarşısı (Fish Market), this sweets shop has been supplying locals with their regular fixes of lokum (Turkish delight) since 1945 and is known for unusual flavo…
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Mistanbul Hancı Cafe

The million-dollar location overlooking the water makes this çay bahçesi next to the Şemşi Ahmed Paşa Mosque a popular choice. It's a great spot for whiling away an hour or so while admiring the view and monitoring …
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Bingöl Bal Pazarı

Specialising in the sweet liquid gold so beloved by Turks, this small shop behind the Mihrimah Sultan Mosque sells three types of bal (honey): flower honey from Bingöl, karakovan (natural comb honey) from Pervari di…
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Kanaat Lokantası

A barnlike place near the iskele, Kanaat has been serving up competent hazar yemek (ready-made food) since 1933. It is particularly fancied for its wide range of desserts, which includes unusual offerings such as a …
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Yeni Valide Mosque

Unusual due to the striking 'birdcage' tomb in its overgrown garden, this mosque was built by Sultan Ahmet III between 1708 and 1710 for his mother, Gülnuş Emetullah, who had been the favourite concubine of Mehmet I…
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Mihrimah Sultan Mosque

Sometimes called the İskele (Dock) Camii, this mosque was designed by Mimar Sinan for Süleyman the Magnificent's daughter Mihrimah. Built between 1547 and 1548, it was the first mosque in which Sinan used his tradem…