Yeni Cami - New Mosque, Istanbul

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    New Mosque, Yeni Camii, Istanbul, TR
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    New Mosque, Yeni Camii, Istanbul, TR
    by TrendsetterME
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    New Mosque, Yeni Camii, Istanbul, TR
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    Yeni Mosque Interiors

    by Kuznetsov_Sergey Written May 10, 2009

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    The interior of the mosque is a square 41 meters on each side. The central area is defined by four large piers which are the main support for the dome. On the sides and rear of the central area are colonnades of slender marble columns connected by arches in a variety of styles. The dome is 17.5 meters in diameter and has a height of 36 meters.

    The interior of the mosque is decorated with blue, green and white Ýznik tiles, which are considered somewhat inferior in quality to tiles in earlier imperial mosques. The mihrab is decorated with gilded stalactites and the mimbar had a conical canopy with slender marble columns.

    You can watch my 4 min 43 sec HQ Video Istanbul Yeni Mosque out of my Youtube channel with the recitation of sura At-Dhariyat - English.

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    Yeni Mosque

    by Kuznetsov_Sergey Updated May 10, 2009

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    The New Valide Mosque complex is located opposite the Egyptian Bazaar in the Eminönü district. Its construction had been started on behalf of Safiye Sultan, a wife of Sultan Murad III in 1597, and after its construction was stopped. It was restarted to be built by Valide Tarhan Sultan, mother of IV Mehmet and it was opened to the public in 1663. Around a central dome, the ceiling of the mosque is surrounded by four half-domes that have the same diameter and are covered by many large and smaller mixed domes together.

    The mosque has two minarets with each having three-shrefes (minaret balcony). The frame of the inner courtyard has twenty-two small domes and three entrance doors with domes in three different directions. There is a fountain made of marble with a dome in the middle of the inner courtyard.

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    Yeni Valide Camii

    by WulfstanTraveller Written Feb 23, 2009

    The Yeni Valide Camii in Uskudar was built by the mother of Sultan Ahmet III in the early 18th century. It's basically in the classical style that was defined by Mimar Sinan in the 16th centuiry, but it is a much newer mosque.

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    New Mosque (Yeni Cami)

    by cherrytomato Written Jan 3, 2009

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    It's a beautiful Mosque built in the 17th century. The interior of this Mosque which have beautiful examples of the ottoman tile work can be compared with the Blue Mosque.
    Usually there're lots of flocking doves near this Mosque and you can even buy some millet and feed them.

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    The New Mosque

    by MikeAtSea Written Oct 8, 2008

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    Sultan Mehmed III begun to build Yeni Mosque and Sultan Murad II completed it, in 1447. Yeni Mosque is called as “Cami-i Kebir” and also its common name is “Ucuncu Serefeli Mosque” Third Galleried Mosque. It is one of the most important Turkish constructions, and a paralysed architect from Konya designed it. The mosque has a big dome carried by six edged columns. The porch has 21 domes and they are propped up by 18 columns. The mosque has four minarets.

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    New Mosque

    by tim07 Updated Aug 17, 2008
    New Mosque

    Building of the mosque started in 1598 & was completed in 1663. The delay was due to the architect being executed for heresy. The mosque is situated at the southern end of Galata Bridge, it stands out at night when floodlit.

    The mosque is free to enter, I just popped into the courtyard to shelter from the summer sun.

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    Yeni Mosque or Mosque of the Valide Sultan

    by June.b Written Jan 24, 2008

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    Yeni means New, so let's call it New Mosque.

    Situated in Eminonu, so when you get off from Eminonu station, you could take the underpass to emerge on the big plaza or square of the Yeni Camii. But since I was staying in Sirkeci, I walked, exploring the neighborhood of this huge mosque that looks like a new version of the Blue Mosque in Sultanahmet.

    The mosque along with the Galata Bridge is one of Istanbul's most photograph sight, for obvious reasons - if you're in a ferry, the approach to the ferry port is a beautiful sight of both of these.

    Built in 1597 on a decree from the wife of the Ottoman Sultan Murad III.

    Yeni Camii is just beside the Egyptian or Spice Bazaar.

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    only 4 centuries old: the NEW MOSQUE

    by smeagol13 Updated Apr 17, 2007

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    The New Mosque and Suleymaniye / istanbul
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    construction started in 1559, and contunied for a half century. but at the end, it became a great architectural success; and it shaped the skyline of Istanbul along with the Suleymaniye Mosque.

    if we consider the interior look of the mosques, for me, New Mosques is the best among the ones in Istanbul.

    it is weel known with a huge number of pigeons around it.

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    Yeni Cami

    by viddra Written Apr 12, 2007

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    new mosque

    The mosque is located in the busiest centre of Istanbul.

    Its construction lasted for 66 years due to several problems.

    The mosque has a 36m-high dome and 5 entrance doors, 1 of which leading to the courtyard with a fountain in the middle. There are 2 minarets with 3 balconies each.

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    Yeni Camii

    by H-TownJourneyman Written Feb 17, 2007

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    The New Mosque seen from the Galata Bridge
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    If you are crossing the Galata Bridge on your way to the Eminönü side, one of the most eye-catching sights you will see is Yeni Camii, also called the New Mosque. It's sort of an amusing name to visitors when they find out that the "New" Mosque is almost 350 years old! :) It was actually first commissioned in 1597 by the mother of Sultan Mehmet III, Valide Safiye. After the Sultan's death in 1603, work on the mosque was stopped. Construction of the mosque did not continue again until 6 Sultan's later when Mehmet IV came to power. His mother, Valide Turhan Hadice, had the mosque recommissioned, and it was completed in 1663. The full name of the mosque is quite appropriately Yeni Valide Camii, or the "New Queen Mother's Mosque". With it's main dome surrounded by several smaller domes, and two towering minarets, the mosque's unique exterior indeed is a standout along the Eminönü shore of the Golden Horn. Inside of the mosque, there is beautifully decorated ceramic tiles all along the columns, walls & ceilings, and several chandeliers hang from above, illuminating the prayer rooms. Also on the grounds are the gravesites of of 4 sultans, including Mehmet IV, along with his mother, Valide Turhan Hadice.

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    Yeni Cami ( New Mosque !!!)

    by traveloturc Updated Jan 2, 2007

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    The new mosque is a little older than USA ....It is located in Eminönü Square next to the Egyptian Spice Bazaar. Construction of the mosque was started in honour of Sultan Mehmed III's mother and Sultan Murad III's wife Safiye Sultan in 1597. The architect, Architect Davud Aga, began working on the design of the mosque until Dalgiç Ahmed Aða took over after 1598. The mosque was only half-finished when Sultan Ahmed I came to the throne. Construction began again at the initiative of Sultan Mehmed IV's mother, Hatice Turhan Sultan, in 1661. It was completed in 1663, with Mustafa Aga as the architect.
    The complex contained a mosque, a primary school, fountains, the summer house of the sovereign and a mausoleum. On the side of the Egyptian Bazaar is an inner courtyard containing 18 pillars, 21 domes, three doors and a beautiful reservoir for ablutions. The area for late-arriving worshippers has eight pillars, nine domes and is covered with glazed tiles up to the base of the windows on the second floor. Above the windows can be seen the calligraphy of Hattat Tenekecizade Mustafa Çelebi.It has a square plan. The main dome rests on four half-domes as well as four arches and four elephant feet decorated with glazed tiles. There are a total of 66 domes, including four in the corners and those on the side of the mausoleum and bridge, which are surrounded by columns. The mosque niche and pulpit are made of white marble, and the left of the niche is decorated with a mosaic of gems. The complex includes the mausoleum of Hatice Turhan Sultan, in which five sultans and a large number of royalty make up the largest burial site of the bloodline of the Ottomans. Besides Hatice Turhan Sultan, there are the graves of Sultan Mehmed IV, Sultan Osman III, Sultan Mustafa II, Sultan Ahmed III and Sultan Mahmud I. The dome which covers the mausoleum has a diameter of more than 15 meters.

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    Yeni Camii

    by maykal Written Feb 5, 2006

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    Built in the late 1500s, and therefore "only" being 400 odd years old, this striking mosque is known as Yeni Camii or New Mosque. Overlooking the Eminonu docks and the Galata bridge, the square outside this mosque is always teeming with life. To reach it from the bridge, you have to navigate your way through the crowds of shoppers buying the most amazing tack in the underpass...belly-dancing barbies were the "must have" of 2005, it seemed. In the square, you can buy seed to throw to the pigeons, barter over a Turkish flag, be entertained by a dondurma seller as he clowns around with thick dollops of that special stringy icecream, or relax over a tea in the courtyard of the nearby Misir Carsisi (Spice Bazaar).

    At night, Yeni Camii is brightly lit. I recommend a walk around Eminonu early evening, watching the fishermen on Galata Bridge, before heading to the boats where fish are grilled on board and served in a sandwich. Street hawkers abound here, and in amongst the tack and rubbish, you can find some good buys here.

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    New mosque

    by ophiro Written Jul 28, 2005

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    New mosque from Galata bridge

    The new mosque (Yeni Camii) is a big mosque just in front of the Eminonu pier and very close to the egyptian spices bazaar.
    The square in front of the mosque is always full with tourists , street vendors and pigeons.

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    Wonderful tiled walls

    by vtveen Updated Jan 12, 2005

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    New Mosque: tiled wall

    The walls of the New Mosque are wonderful tiled with the famous colourful Iznik tiles.

    Because we were allowed to enter the sultan's balcony we could make a couple of beautiful pics. There is a wonderful view on the ground floor.

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    Most impressive Mosque

    by vtveen Updated Jan 12, 2005

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    New Mosque: seen from the sultan's balcony

    This mosque was built between 1597 and 1663. It might been called ‘new’ because it wasn’t the first mosque in Istanbul. And on a certain moment it was ‘new’. It is situated just opposite the Eminönü harbour with its ferryboats and next to the Spice Market.

    From the three mosques we did see during our stay, this was the one we did like by far the most. As every mosque the New Mosque has a overwhelming interior.

    We were lucky because a very friendly ‘caretaker’ showed us, on our request, the sultan’s balcony. From that position we had a splendid view on the mosque beneath us and also on the then nearby walls decorated with these splendid colourful Iznik tiles.

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