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Suleymaniye Mosque

Mimar Sinan Cd, Suleymaniye Mh, Istanbul, Turkey
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As featured in 3 days in Istanbul
Ranked #3 of 632 attractions in Istanbul
Type: Religious Sites, Architectural Buildings
Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Owner description: Famed architect Sinan built this majestic structure for one of the greatest rulers of the Ottoman Empire. Although this mosque is less ornate, there... more » Owner description: Famed architect Sinan built this majestic structure for one of the greatest rulers of the Ottoman Empire. Although this mosque is less ornate, there are many similarities between it and the Hagia Sophia since the same architect was responsible for both. « less
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014 NEW

A good attraction to couple with a visit to a The Grand Bazaar. Leave by the back door of the bazaar, walk through the atmospheric back streets and search out this impressive and emotive mosque. Much larger than The Blue Mosque and far less crowded we certainly found it more inspiring and religious space. Worth noting that it is an... More

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Lisbon, Portugal
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014 NEW

An amazing feat of architecture and very grand. It has been very well maintained. Skip the massive crowds at the Blue Mosque. This is a massive mosque that is also beautiful and quiet. Absolutely amazing, feel of emotions, absolutely beautifull. I personally thought that it had a much more tranquil feeling than The Blue Mosque which I also feel should... More

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014 NEW

Excellent architecture.Beautifully design well kept and maintained even though the structure is more than 600 years old

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Bear Lake, Michigan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014 NEW

The Suleymaniye Mosque has just gone thru a beautiful renovation that really makes the experience a lovely one. Inside find wonderful intricate decoration, some nice stained glass and a very nice quiet atmosphere. It's not famous, or extremely large, but it is historical and the garden and plaza that surrounds it is noteworthy. Stop in during your trip before or... More

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Israel
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014 NEW

Very beautiful mosque , large gardens and kind of new interior , walking around the mosque is recommended , the view towards the phosphorous is magnificent.

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Astana, Kazakhstan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014 NEW

I was at at Tashkonak for 5 days. It was a pleasent stay. The room was quite spacious. The breakfast wqas quite good. The location is good as well being not far fom the Blue Mosque. The staff in the hotel was helpful. Tranfer to te airport was freee since I stayed 5 nights.

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Berwyn, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014 NEW

Perhaps not as famous as the Blue Mosque but still a legend. Very quiet and peaceful mosque with great history. Very well maintained, clean, and friendly.

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014 NEW

It looks new but this mosque got a quite history. Relaxing place without hassle even for non Muslims.

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Greenville, South Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014 NEW

The Sulemaniye is a gorgeous mosque with (in my opinion) a more spiritual feel than the touristy Blue Mosque. Don't miss the opportunity to sit at one of the restaurants just outside, some housed in the former kitchens of the mosque complex, and have a traditional lunch of Kurufasulye (a bean dish). One further comment: I am not sure why... More

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Peterborough, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014 NEW

Much less touristy than Blue Mosque with lovely clean lines Tea in the cloister at the back was great beautifully calm

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