Pertevniyal Valide Sultan Camii

Pertevniyal Valide Sultan Camii

Pertevniyal Valide Sultan Camii
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The area
Neighbourhood: Fener & Balat
This sleepy and rather socially conservative area of Istanbul hosts a small but thriving Jewish community, the patriarchate of the Eastern Orthodox Church, and some of the most beautiful churches and Christian art in the world. Much of what’s most interesting to witness in Fener and Balat sits between the surviving ancient city walls of Constantinople and the serene shores of the Golden Horn. Despite the many splendid sights, historic attractions, stunning vistas, and warm Turkish welcome, the area remains largely unperturbed by the tourist trade that characterizes the atmosphere in nearby Sultanahmet and around the Grand Bazaar. Travelers that like to explore off the beaten track will reap big rewards for making the effort to visit this low-key part of town.
How to get there
  • Vezneciler • 5 min walk
  • Aksaray • 5 min walk

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MoJo
London, UK24 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2022
I chanced upon this mosque as I was making my own tour of the Grand Bazaar, Beyazit Mosque, Laleli Mosque and looking for a way to get to Fatih Mosque. I spotted this mosque on Google maps and as it was not too far from my previous stop I decided to add it to my itinerary. I am so happy I did - the building is next to a huge noisy junction and an overpass, but as you wait to cross the road towards the entrance it gives you the opportunity to marvel at the beautifully intricate exterior.
Once inside the mosque is smaller than many in Istanbul, but the colouring and details on the walls make it one of my favourites simply for being that bit different. This is well worth going a few minutes out of your way for - a lovely stop on my tour of Istanbul!
Written 27 February 2022
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Departure811861
Germany974 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2019 • Solo
It is easy to walk from Sultanahmet/Divan Yolu to this mosque in Aksaray if you are fit and always keep straight on. Unfortunately I arrived at my destination when the believers were streaming together for prayer. As I am no Muslim, I waited outside. After the prayer, a Muslim family came out of the mosque: mother and child from the women's compartment, the father from the prayer hall. They were from Lebanon and spoke English. We had a very interesting conversation about Jesus and Mohammed. The man knew the New Testament very well and told me all the chapters where, according to Islam, Jesus predicts the coming of still another prophet, the last one. That was a wonderful conversation because a Muslim and a Christian were talking about the one and only God and their holy books without quarrelling and without waging war.
Afterwards I visited the mosque where a few people were still praying.
Written 30 April 2019
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Departure811861
Germany974 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2018 • Solo
Pertevnyal Valide Sultan Camii is one of my personal favourites in Istanbul. I love it. It lies in Aksaray, at an extremely busy intersection where Ordu Caddesi meets Atatürk Bulvarı. The mosque is not as big as other mosques in Istanbul. It was renovated a few years ago. Then you could only see the scaffolding, but now the beauty of this house of prayers is visible again from the outside and from the inside. Architectural purists may not be of my opinion. Nevertheless, I will always see this mosque in itself, and I will never compare it to earlier mosques planned and designed by Mimar Sinan and his successors. Pertevnyal Valide Sultan Camii is a child of the 19th c. and so its design is a mixture of Turkish Rococo, Renaissance, Empire, etc. The interior is colourful and elegant. Here is the tomb of Pertevnyal Valide Sultan. If you are interested in this woman, you can read the fascinating story of her life and her relations to the Egyptian Khedive on e.g. Wikipedia.
Written 18 January 2019
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Mamoun I
London, UK617 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2018
This smaller sized mosque (compared to the major ones in Istanbul) is a display of more sophisticated architecture, especially the exterior walls, with incredible love for details. The interior is typical for ottoman architecture.
Written 2 October 2018
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Hint of Pepper
Nuneaton, UK2,512 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2018 • Couples
This is one of the last Ottoman mosques, designed by an Armenian architect. It looks almost completely different from the outside, in fact I thought this might be a converted church. The influences are more gothic but it has a charm. Inside is cosy and feels a bit like a theatre with its balconied first floor. It's on a busy junction so can be tricky to get to.
Written 30 April 2018
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SOQ2010
Massachusetts3,766 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2017 • Solo
As one walks along in fatih district we come across abeautiful validey sultan camii/masjid.it is commendable how turks are preserving their history.
Written 23 October 2017
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Rod F
Royal Wootton Bassett, UK2,054 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2016 • Couples
This mosque was built by the Armenian architects Hagop and sarkis Balyan, and combines elements of Turkish, Moorish, Baroque, neo-Gothic, Empire and neo-Renaissance styles. It is quite an accomplishment!
Written 17 May 2017
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Ana M
Malaga, Spain388 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2015 • Friends
It was our second attemp to visit this mosque but it has been under renovation the two previous years. This year we were wandering from Ordu Cadessi and found out that is was opened to public again. From the outside you can notice it is not a conventional mosque. The outside design seems a mixture of different styles including the gothic. And the inside was quite original. SImple and feminine as the Valide mosque it is. Small, white carpets,fine forging in the windows as if it were made of lace. Very beautiful. You can climb up to the balconies of the first floor for superb photos.
Written 28 March 2015
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junior1907
Istanbul, Türkiye1,96,222 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2014 • Business
The Pertevniyal Valide Sultan Mosque,also known as Aksaray Valide Mosque is an Ottoman Imperial Mosque in Aksaray district of İstanbul.We have tried today to visit this huge Mosque but due to an important renovation work,major part of the Mosque is closed to the public.
Written 7 August 2014
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yesiltren
Japan1,031 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2019 • Solo
The "Rococo style" of Ottoman era mosque is too beautiful to describe. The gate is gorgeous, too. Just looking around here is a very precious experience. Not so crowded. Just a walking distance from the station of tramway. ガイドブックにはあまり紹介されていないようですが、オスマンロココスタイルの美しいモスクです。トラムのアクサライ駅からすぐです。敷地は広くて、見ごたえあります。向かいには地下バザールがあります。
Written 28 April 2019
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