We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Improve this listing
Sponsored by:
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Your filters are still active.
There are no pins in your viewport. Try moving the map or changing your filters.
Sponsored by:
Neighborhoods
Neighborhoods
Get directions
Address: Sinan Aga Mah. Zeyrek Cad. No:4 | Zeyrek, Fatih, Istanbul, Turkey
Phone Number: 02089254321
Website
Improve this listing
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.
read more
Book ahead on Viator
Skip the Line
More Info
$69*
and up
Best Skip the Line: Topkapi Palace Including...
Why book on Viator?
  • Tour highlights & full itinerary
  • Easy online booking
  • Lowest price guaranteed
More Information ›

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 6,441 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 4698
    Excellent
  • 1495
    Very good
  • 222
    Average
  • 22
    Poor
  • 4
    Terrible
Most beautiful place of worship

If you can get beyond women having to be segregated from the best part of this mosque, GO! It's the most beautiful place of worship I've ever seen.

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 3, 2015
alandreth
,
NYC

Similar Things to Do in Istanbul

Add Photo Write a Review

6,441 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Rate and write a review
Roll over, then click to rate
  Click to rate
Date | Rating
  • Arabic first
  • Chinese (Traditional) first
  • Chinese (Simplified) first
  • Czech first
  • Danish first
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • Finnish first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Greek first
  • Hebrew first
  • Indonesian first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Korean first
  • Norwegian first
  • Polish first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Serbian first
  • Spanish first
  • Swedish first
  • Thai first
  • Turkish first
  • Any
English first
NYC
Level Contributor
13 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2015 NEW

If you can get beyond women having to be segregated from the best part of this mosque, GO! It's the most beautiful place of worship I've ever seen.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Greater London, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2015 NEW

A must see and free to get in. Even with lots op people waiting to get in, we were able to get in their very quickly

Was this review helpful? Yes
Doha, Qatar
Level Contributor
53 reviews
24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2015 NEW

It was so nice and i have enjoyed each and ever moment as i have seen it like when i was a kid and i was having a hope to see it when i become mature , it is amazing you would be only wondering how this building built.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Level Contributor
64 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 107 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2015 NEW

Suleymaniye Mosque or Sultanahmet Mosque - which one is the Blue Mosque?. As a first time visitor to Istanbul we may be confused by the names. Suleymaniye Mosque is named after the Sultan of the same name Sulaimaiye 1, built between 1550 - 1557. The Sultanahmet Mosque is actually the Blue Mosque, smaller than Sulaimaniye Mosque but more popular due... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Sosua, Dominican Republic
Level Contributor
80 reviews
31 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

Absolutely Breathtaking Architecture. When in Istanbul you must see these beautiful works of art. Non muslims can view as long as they are respectful to the worshippers.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Los Angeles
Level Contributor
28 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

Definite must-see while in Istanbul! Convenient to many other historical attractions in the area as well.

Was this review helpful? Yes
*
Level Contributor
51 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

Beautiful mosque with handpainted blue tiles inside. Still actively used - you will get the authentic feeling. For the best experience- wear Muslim appropriate attire (women need to cover arms, legs and hair, and no shorts for men). If you forget - no problem - you can borrow robes and headscarves. You'll have to take off your shoes so bring... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Belleair, Florida
Level Contributor
23 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

We visited this mosque on our own. It was quite an uphill hike from the Spice Market area, but just the view of the city from there was worth the trip. The mosque is huge, beautiful and peaceful. It is not overrun by tourists as are the sites in the old part of the city around the Blue Mosque.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Level Contributor
9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

This is the best mosque in istanbul very big mosque and very beautiful we really love this camii... you can go there if you want very good place...

Was this review helpful? Yes
Hobart, Australia
Level Contributor
28 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

The Blue Mosque is, of course, magnificent but the crush of tourists, the flash of cameras, the chatter of disrespectful people and the jockeying to gawk totally destroy what used to be (several years ago) and what perhaps still could be a deeply moving experience.

Was this review helpful? Yes

Travelers who viewed Suleymaniye Mosque also viewed

 

Been to Suleymaniye Mosque? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Suleymaniye Mosque and other visitors
9 questions
Ask a question

See all questions (9)

Questions? Get answers from Suleymaniye Mosque staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?

Staying in Grand Bazaar

Neighborhood Profile
Grand Bazaar
Tourists, hawkers, and locals come together at the Grand Bazaar to comb its labyrinthine passageways in search of a bargain – be it a pair of brand name jeans, a handcrafted silk rug, or a perfectly brewed cup of tea. Outside the vast bazaar, worn, narrow streets wind their way down from its lofty perch to the southern shore of the Golden Horn, where the evocatively aromatic Spice Bazaar beckons alongside the elegant New Mosque (opened in 1665). Nearby, the famed Galata Bridge offers pedestrian access to urban delights across the river in Istanbul’s more residential and contemporary neighborhoods, while the must-see sights of Sultanahmet are but a leisurely stroll away.
Explore this neighborhood