Mosques of Istanbul
The mosque is the House of prayer in Islam, one of the key elements of the religion. There are over 2,500 mosques in Istanbul of all sizes. Some of them are recent but there are many old ones built during the Ottoman period. For instance, the biggest mosque in the city is Süleymaniye Mosque, and the most important one is Sultan Ahmet Mosque (known as Blue Mosque). Below you can find links to the major old mosques in Istanbul, and more coming up as we expand this website.