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Address: Sinan Aga Mah. Zeyrek Cad. No:4 | Zeyrek, Fatih, Istanbul, Turkey
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Fee: No
Description: Famed architect Sinan built this majestic structure for one of the...
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.
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Nice to see and learn more about the history. Better to buy an audio book, or have with you a written guide.

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 26, 2015
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Bucharest, Romania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

Nice to see and learn more about the history. Better to buy an audio book, or have with you a written guide.

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Glen Carbon, IL
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

Very easy access between prayer times. You no longer have to leave your shoes at the front door. In fact, you now enter at the back side. You get to carry your shoes in a plastic bag. Be warned, the carpet smells like well used gym shoes. And if you are wearing socks, they will assume that odor. Despite that,... More 

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Baku, Azerbaijan
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18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

Very nice and relaxing place. It is not so overcrowded as Sultanahmet, but definitely is a must go place. In the back side of the Mosque there are the tombs of Kanuni Sultan Süleyman and Haseki Hürrəm Sultan, as well as many of those from Hanidan family. After leaving the place, in case you are lucky, then you will get... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015 NEW

Beautiful mosque and friendly, non-pushy students there to answer questions about Islam and Turkish culture.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015 NEW

I liked the interior of the mosque so much. I liked the view of Bosphorus from the mosque yard (try to look for it, the point where you can see the view is not very clear, but if you find it, you'll have a nice photo indeed)

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015 NEW

Well worth a visit. The Suleymaniye doesn't have the baroque details of some other mosques, especially the ones that were originally churches. It is quite beautiful, quite austere, and quite impressive.

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Kettering, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015 NEW

Quite different from the Blue Mosque, the Slueymaniye sits high above the city with a terrace that has superb views over the Golden Horn and Bosphorus. It's very calm and simple with a lovely serene quality. The immediate area is being restored (some way to go though) and is now a conservation area.

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45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015 NEW

This large mosque sits on a hill, towering over the Old City. One enters the wall around the mosque into a garden. On a sunny day, the grass, flowers, trees provide a beautiful setting to the mosque and its minarets. This mosque was less crowded than the Blue Mosque and there was no entry fee. Follow the signs to the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015 NEW

The history behind this place is amazing, you can't visit Istanbul without seeing the Suleymaniye Mosque! Read the history or have someone there explain to you how it was designed and built. It'll blow your mind away how intelligent the architects were!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015 NEW

喜歡這裡悠閒寧靜的氛圍,雖然要爬一小段坡,但沿路有許多商家,道路也很有特色。清真寺外可以眺望博斯普魯斯海峽的景色,很適合拍照;而進入清真寺感覺放鬆不少,雖然沒有藍色清真寺大,但帶給我的感動卻更多。逛完後清真寺附近有好吃的豆子燉飯,很推薦嘗試看看,是我有史以來吃過最好吃的豆子飯。總之來到伊斯坦堡,一定要造訪這裡。 You must be visit here if u come to istanbul!!!

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