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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 633 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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16 reviews 16 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014 NEW

The size and exquisiteness of the architecture take your breath away. How did they build it without modern machinery? It's not just a mosque it is a compound so it is worthwhile walking around outside the mosque as well as inside. Inside you see the magnificence of the dome, the tiles, need to really sit there and soak up the... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014 NEW

It's not as fancy as some of the other mosque but it is beautiful and has a much more reverent atmosphere. Sinan built it and this is where Suleyman is buried along with Roxlana. We enjoyed.

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Vienna, Austria
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014 NEW

great l can not tell they should lıve ın ıstanbul lıttle tıme. and they should feel it s everythıng ok

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Modica, Italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014 NEW

We had a lovely long walk to this mosque and ate strawberries from a local seller in the grounds- simply magnificent

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Brockport, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

This mosque is a very impressive work of art — more so even than the more famous Blue Mosque or the Hagia Sophia. The architect Sinan achieved an extraordinary balance between monumental majesty and openness. If you're paying attention, something magical happens when you walk into this mosque, a feeling of both grandeur and expansion, as if you are being... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

On top of a hill and a little removed from the bustle of the city, this serene mosque is an oasis of peace

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Rize, Turkey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

As a mosque i havent seen any better one. Great harmony of art and peace. It was really difficult to imagine that its older than 500 years.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

It is my third time in Istanbul but only this time I went to Suleymaniye Mosque. The view of the Galata Tower and Galata Bridge from the back of this mosque is magnificient! It is less touristy compared with the blue mosque but very worth the visit..

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

I have been in many palaces in my travels, but this one takes the cake! It is a must see for any one who travels to Istanbul. It is one of the few palaces that have not been robbed. So you can still see much of the way it was centuries ago. Just come early, as the tickets sell out... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

I have to say I was a little disappointed once inside the Suleymaniye Mosque, we waited over an hour to get in and then once getting in I have to say I was a little disappointed. We wasn't in there that long, didnt feel like there was much to see and I didnt think the architecture was that spectacular, It's... More

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