Beyazit Mosque
Beyazit Mosque

They say that Istanbul is a real pearl of Turkey. Although not the capital of the famous and large state, it is one of the preferred places on the list of Turkish cities. Perhaps this is because it lies in two continents, or because there are so many beautiful places you can see during your stay.

Mosques are the main symbol of every city in Turkey, and their beauty is unsurpassed. One of the oldest mosques in Istanbul is Beyazit Mosque, built somewhere between 1500 to 1505, at a time of Sultan Beyazit II. He was the son of the great Mehmet the Conqueror, and he wanted to leave behind a legacy that everyone will remember and talk about for centuries about his good deeds. By structure and architectural solution, the Beyazit Mosque reminds a lot of the Aya Sofya and it is obvious that masters of construction put particular effort to build a magnificent building decent of a ruler. There is an evident resemblance to Suleymaniye, which was built during the Sultan Suleiman the Magnificent.

Beyazit Mosque was made by all the laws and rules of the Muslim religion, so this complex includes everything expected from a mosque worthy of admiration. In addition to the mosques in the complex, there is a public kitchen, or Imaret, where the poor could get their meal. There is a Medrese, theological school where young people could learn about the rules of the Muslim religion. Besides this school, there is also a primary one and caravanserai. In the complex are several tombs. Of course, there is the inevitable Turkish bath. This mosque has two Minarets and they are at a distance of 79 meters. More recently, in the place where it used to be Imaret and Caravanserai now is Beysoup Azita State Library. The Turkish Foundation of Calligraphy now occupies the place where once was Medrese.

During the stay in Istanbul, you can visit Ortakoy Mosque, Fatih Mosque and Kalenderhane Mosque. Each of them deserves special attention and admiration.