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Suleymaniye Mosque

Address: Sinan Aga Mah. Zeyrek Cad. No:4 | Zeyrek, Fatih, Istanbul, Turkey
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Ranked #2 of 503 Attractions in Istanbul
Type: Architectural Buildings, Religious Sites, Landmarks
Fee: No
Owner description: Famed architect Sinan built this majestic structure for one of the...
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Type: Architectural Buildings, Religious Sites, Landmarks
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 are many similarities between it and the Hagia Sophia since the same architect was responsible for both.
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Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014 NEW

It is a magnificent mosque with great corridors and gardens, very well kept! We were there during prayer time hence, the main hall was closed for visitors (between 2 to 3:30 pm) hence, we could not enjoy the detailed work of art inside the main hall. It felt very peaceful there!!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014 NEW

the beauty of the mosque is visible both outside and inside and so you can get better photos of the building from outside if you visit on a sunny day. it is free to visit even during prayer times and ladies will be given a free shawl to cover thighs and shoulders when you queue, if the guards decide that... More 

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Alexandria, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014 NEW

The most majestic mosque is still the Blue Mosque, while the most famous is the Hagia Sophia, but if you want great architecture and good history while avoiding the crowds, try this one just west of the Spice Market close to the Eminonu ferry docks. The nearest tram station is Eminonu via the T1 line.

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NORTH RICHLAND HILLS
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014 NEW

This Mosque is in a Spectacular Building and is high on a hill with a Wonderful View of Istanbul The beauty of this Mosque is unique and well worth the time to visit. It is high on a hill and offers a great view of Istanbul The location is next to the Spice Market. The Tombs of Suleymaniye are next... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014 NEW

Must see historical destination highlighting the bewitching ottoman architecture. Beautiful during the night too. Should not miss the scenery from the mosque's balcony. Behind the mosque there are small shops and local cafes. Very enjoyable to grab cai (tea) in the cold weather

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Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014 NEW

Enjoyed the story and history centred around the building of the mosque by the architect Sinan! The design of the mosque was simple and it contributed to its peaceful atmosphere! Sinan's humanitarian vision to surround the mosque with places to shelter the poor and provide them with food, soup kitchens, hospitals, libraries and places to rest was eye-opening! Overall, it... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014 NEW

Very nice and worth to see. Very detailed work and people are very friendly! It is also very clean. You need to respect theirs religious traditions....

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Shah Alam, Selangor, Malaysia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014 NEW

during our visit, not many visitors, may be because of December period and also this mosque received less coverage compare to other more popular one

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Houston
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014 NEW

This place has a different feeling to it. Unlike other Mosques I have been too. Also do not miss the overlook and tomb areas. If you have top 5 places to visit, this should be 1 of them. Worth the walk.

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014 NEW

One of the most amazing mosques that I've ever seen. Its actually my favourite mosque, I can't be in Istanbul without visiting it. It contains amazing structure, architecture and history. The simplicity of the interior design is a breath taking view. The minute you enter the place you will not want to leave. Every friday noon most of the times... More 

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