Istanbul Mosques

Some of the mosques in Istanbul reach out the sky while someothers are hardly noticeable due to their small size. Some old churches hadbegun serving as mosques after the Ottomans conquered the city. The mostsplendid ones of these mosques are accepted to be national monuments and arenot used for religious purposes today.

Kalenderhane Mosque

Kalenderhane Mosque that is around Bozdagan Kemeri (Aqueduct) was allocated for dervishes during Ottoman period. Bozdogan Kemeri (Aqueduct) was built by the end of the 12* century. The mosaics and pictures that were found during the restoration, including a Franciscan Epic have not been open for visitors yet.

Fethiye Mosque

Theotokos Pammakaristos, The Joyous Mother of God, from I2th-i3thcentury was the centre of Orthodox patriarchs. The church was converted to themosque in 1591. The southern chapel with mosaics is worth to see. Among thesemosaics are the Christ Pantocrator, surrounded by twelve p