Eyup Sultan Mosque
Just outside the city walls, where the noted Islamic individual named Eyyubi El-Ensari died during an assault on Constantinople in 670AD, is the Eyup Sultan Mosque. He was a very important companion of the Prophet Mohammed, thus this particular mosque holds significance to followers of the Islamic faith. Many Muslims dream of attending prayers in this mosque to visit his mazar.
The interior of the mosque is nearly as beautiful as its famous counterparts in the city. There is a strong Ottoman architectural presence and the mosaics leave no space for disappointment. The carpets are pure Turkish influence and the atmosphere within the mosque is very spiritual indeed.
The Eyup Sultan Mosque is considered one of the holiest Islamic sites in this part of the world. It is situated near the bazaar and blended in with the neighborhood. As it is an active mosque, tourists shouldn’t visit it during one of the five prayer times of the day.
As it is a place of worship, visitors should take care of what they wear. Men will not be permitted inside when wearing shorts and women will need to cover their shoulders. They will also not be permitted when wearing shorts and miniskirts. No entrance fees are charged to visit the interior of the Eyup Sultan Mosque.