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Sakirin Mosque

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Address: Barbaros Mh. Nuhkuyusu Caddesi No: 2 | Uskudar, Karacaahmet Mezarlik Girisi, Istanbul, Turkey
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Beautiful modern Mosque

The Şakirin Mosque is a modern looking building which was opened in 2009. Located in Üsküdar right next to a graveyard this Mosque is definitely worth a visit. While the outside... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 14 October 2016
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2016 via mobile

The Şakirin Mosque is a modern looking building which was opened in 2009. Located in Üsküdar right next to a graveyard this Mosque is definitely worth a visit. While the outside is very impressive the inside appears to be much simpler but quite elegant. This Mosque is very different compared to all the historical ones which makes it quite special.... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2015 via mobile

Our favorite mosque in Istanbul! Definitely modern: impressive lightening, wonderful dome made of blue glass, beautiful paintings inside. Can be hard to find but absolutely worth it. Just go!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 August 2015

What a beautiful Mosque. So much to look at on the inside and so clean and simple on the outside. Such peace at the outside location/graveyard. Modern and respectful.. no wander there is a rumor (according to the Turkish people) that a lot of well respected famous people are fighting to reserve graves there.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 August 2015 via mobile

Very good,modern&large mosque in Karacaahmet Graveyard.With its nice and convenient facilities,all goes well and smooth at this well prepared mosque.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 May 2015

I had been there 15 th of march, for my friend's father funeral ceramony, very modern new and elegant mosque

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 March 2015 via mobile

Şakirin Camii is a very modern Mosque making its service to its people living in its neighbourhood.So nice and relaxing athmosphere.However,it is difficult to locate it as this is off the city center limits.Easy ro reach at by public transportation bus and minibus services from many parts of the city.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 March 2015

Although this mosque is off the tourist route, and it is slightly difficult to find, it is a must visit for those who have gone to Istanbul to see the architecture. Its contemporary design, and the tag that it was the first mosque designed by a woman, makes it worth the visit. The unusual use of material and play of... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 March 2015 via mobile

Not easy to find at first but well worth the trip to Üsküdar. Located at the entry of Karaachmet semitary which is also very interesting to see.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2014

This is a modern mosque and looks very different from the other Mosques you see. It is the first mosque in the country to have the interior designed by a woman, an interior designer known for her jet setting ways. She even recruited women to help in the construction of the mosque. The mosque uses modern materials and a modern... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2014 via mobile

If you appreciate arquitecture, this is a place you should visit. Depending on where you are staying, getting there could be a little long since its not on a touristic neighborhood but the trip will definitely worth it. Surrounded by glass, very minimalistic but indeed beautiful; for us was the mosque that stood out from the rest in istanbul, we... More 

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Uskudar
Home to more than half a million residents, Uskudar on the Asian side of the Bosphorus is one of Istanbul’s most densely populated neighbourhoods. Once a Greek colony, later a haven for people from across the Mediterranean and the Middle East, this gateway to Asia has been an active and diverse hub for eons. Still, visitors to Uskudar are often more overcome by its myriad treasures than by its many thousand residents. And with fairytale settings such as the “Maiden’s Tower” as well as grand examples of Ottoman Era architecture, plenty of parks, a gorgeous and lengthy coastline, and some of Turkey’s holiest sites, there’s no end to the sightseeing possibilities. Easily reached from the city’s European shores via a steady network of ferries, time spent in Uskudar reveals a “real life” Istanbul that many who experience find extremely fascinating.
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