Eyup Sultan Mosque
Eyup mosque was the first mosque built after the Turks took Constantinople. One of the first Muslims, Ebu Eyup El-Sari was killed in the Arab army’s in the year 668 AC. Sultan Fatih Mehmet’s religious teacher found to what he said to be Eyup’s tomb.The tomb of Eyup Sultan was built in 1485 and its wall is covered with tiles of several periods. For hundred years those seeking miracles have made pilgrimages to the tomb.
Für die gläubigen Moslems ist Eyüp in Istanbul ein ganz besonderer Ort. Hier liegt angeblich Eyüp Ans...
Istanbul (historically Byzantium and later Constantinople; see the other names of Istanbul) is the largest city of Turkey and the third largest city in the world. The city covers 27 districts of the Istanbul province.
It is located on the Bosphorus Strait and encompasses the natural harbor known as the Golden Horn, in the northwest of the country. It extends both on the European (Thrace) and on the Asian (Anatolia) side of the Bosphorus, and is thereby the only metropolis in the world which is situated on two continents. In its long history, Istanbul served as the capital city of the Roman Empire (330–395), the East Roman (Byzantine) Empire (395–1204 and 1261–1453), the Latin Empire (1204–1261), and the Ottoman Empire (1453–1922). The city was chosen as joint European Capital of Culture for 2010. The historic areas of Istanbul were added to the UNESCO World Heritage List in 1985.