Eyup Sultan Mosque

Have you visited Eyüp Sultan Mosque, one of the oldest mosques in Turkey?

Istanbul has a plethora of places to visit as a result of its rich history.Eyup Sultan Mosque is a must-see if you are planning a cultural tour in Istanbul because it is the city's oldest and most important mosque.

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Duration: 60 Minutes

Instant confirmation: This tour needs reservation in advance

Guide: English


Enjoy a tour with a local guide

See the great architecture of the Eyup Sultan Mosque

Learn why it has always been an important mosque

Feel the soul of the old city!


Entry to Eyup Sultan Mosque

Visiting the mosque during the tour will be around 60 minutes.

Professional English speaking tour guide

Covid-19 precautions

Safety: All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned

Social: Distancing is maintained

Mask: Wearing mask is mandatory during visit

Limited Visitors: To reduce crowds, the number of visitors is limited

Eyup Sultan Mosque

Thanks to its rich history, Istanbul has more than enough places for you to visit. Museums, mosques, fortresses, you name it, the city has it. One of the most popular places that attract tourists is the historical mosques, and our pick for today will be the Eyup Sultan Mosque. As it is the oldest and the most important mosque in Istanbul, it is a must-go if you are planning a cultural tour in Istanbul.

Eyup Sultan Mosque was built on the tomb of Abu Eyup el-Ensari, who was a close friend of the Prophet. During the first Arab siege of Constantinople from 674 to 678, he fell ill and died outside the walls while bearing the banner of the Prophet’s army. He asked his friends to bury him deep inside Constantinople after the siege was over. Though they failed to breach deep into the walls, they did bury him by the Golden Horn and honored his request. After Mehmet the Conqueror took Istanbul in 1453, he asked his spiritual advisor – the Shaykh al-Islam – Akshemsuddin to find the location of Eyup el-Ensari’s burial place. After looking for the tomb for a week, one-day Akshemsuddin passed out and saw a dream. Upon waking up, he claimed that the tomb was on the spot where he would lay the carpet for prayer. They found the tomb after some digging on the spot he stated. On the tomb, it said “Tomb of Ebu Eyyub” in Sufi letters.

Everyday Pickup from hotel will be around 9:00 AM.

The approximate duration is 60

Please meet your guide at the meeting point 10 minutes before the tour start time.

How To Get There?

There is a half tour included visit to Eyup Sultan mosque. There is pickup from hotel. Drop off will be in Sultanahmet area.

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  • Pickup is available only from hotels in Sultanahmet, Eminönü, Sirkeci, Laleli, Beyoğlu, Beşiktaş and Şişli areas.
  • This tour needs reservation in advance.
  • Visiting the mosque during the tour will be around 60 minutes.
  • Drop off is in Sultanahmet, not in your hotel.
  • Meals and drinks not included.

No, but it is pretty common for female visitors to hide their hair as recommended in Islam. Therefore, you should have a turban or a scarf with you.

Yes! Remember that this is also a place of worship, so you must take off your shoes at the entrance to keep the venue clean.

No, all mosques are free to enter! All members of the Istanbul Go Pass can attend contracted museums and excursions free of charge. If you want to have an economical and smart travel experience, choose the Go Pass!

Yes! You can hear ezan from the mosque five times a day. You don't want to miss this magical experience!

Eyup Sultan Mosque stands out compared to other mosques with its two different architects. These architects were Mimar Sinan, and one of the most famous architects of that period named Uzun Hüseyin Efendi.

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