New MosqueCurrently Closed
- Address: Rustem Pasa Mh., Eminonu, 34116 Fatih/Istanbul, Turkey
- Timings: 09:00 am - 06:00 pm Details
- Ticket Price: Free
- Time Required: 01:00 Hrs
- Tags: Mosque, Family And Kids
New Mosque - Review
Although 400 years old, this mosque is still termed as the New Mosque or Yeni Cami in Istanbul. The reason for this nomenclature is that there are so many ancient mosques in Istanbul that this mosque still looks as new when compared to them. A view of this mosque will strike a lot of similarities with the Blue Mosque and the Suleymaniye Mosque, with features such as a large forecourt and a square sanctuary surmounted by a series of semidomes crowned by a grand dome. The interior of this mosque looks surreal as it is decorated with gold leaf, coloured Iznik tiles and carved marble. Located very near to Rustem Pasha Mosque, this site is a must visit. Also, visit the popular attractions in the city by following Istanbul itinerary 7 days.
New Mosque Information
- When you are inside the mosque, remain quiet and don't use flash photography.
New Mosque Ticket Prices
- Entry is free.
New Mosque Hours
- Closed at prayer times.
How To reach New Mosque by Public Transport
- By Tram: Eminonu
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Things to Know Before Visiting New Mosque
3.8% of people who visit Istanbul include New Mosque in their plan
11 AM - 12 PM
48.65% of people start their New Mosque visit around 11 AM - 12 PM
People usually take around 1 Hr to see New Mosque
87.88% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting New Mosque
New Mosque Trips
New Mosque, Istanbul Reviews
Beautiful. Very big. available for the public to read prayers. Facilities for ablution and WC are outside. Small area for family outside in the square. Eminönü port and tram station very near. Spice bazaar is next door.
One of the closest mosque to Spice Bazaar. I love the design of this mosque (including others mosque I found in Istanbul). It looks old but so authentic. Feels like I was brought to the past when it was built. I visited this mosque after Zhuhor. Love the silence inside it. I also love to see many people come on go for pray here. Though it was winter, I felt the warmness inside the mosque. So memorable place.
Historic mosque at a historic location..Plenty shops and places within reach where you can enjoy your day..Also restaurants specialized on Fish also available..
The construction of the mosque began in 1597. It was ordered by Sultana Safiye, who was the wife of Sultan Murad III and later Valide Sultan (Queen Mother) of Sultan Mehmed III, hence the original formal name "Valide Sultan Mosque". The exterior of the mosque itself boasts 66 domes and semi domes in a pyramidal arrangement, as well as two minarets. The main dome measures 36 metres in height, and is supported by four flanking semi-domes. The dome plan of the New Mosque is based on the earlier Şehzade Mosque designed by Mimar Sinan, and on Sedefkar Mehmed Agha's Sultan Ahmed Mosque.
In the structure of the early Ottoman architecture, there is a atrium, ottoman hospital (darü'ş-şifa), Madrasah (moslem theological school) and Hammam (bathhouse). The new mosque has a very aesthetic appearance with the interior decorations of the blue, white, turquoise iznik tiled. In addition to these 17th-century tiles, you must also see the reliefs written in the verses.