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Suleymaniye Mosque

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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
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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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Beautiful mosque - worth a visit

This is one of the biggest mosques in Istanbul and it's easy to get to as well, so definitely worth the trip. You have there the traiditional painted tiles and Istalmic art type... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 1, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015 NEW

This is one of the biggest mosques in Istanbul and it's easy to get to as well, so definitely worth the trip. You have there the traiditional painted tiles and Istalmic art type of paintings on the domes. And it's really impressive just due to its size. Women are required to wear head scarves here - both in the mosque... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015 NEW

We visited several mosques on our trip, but this one was my favorite. They just finished restoring this mosque and really makes an impression how all these great mosques looked when first built. Glad we decided to visit yet one more mosque. Not as busy as some of the others.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015 NEW

This place made me finally understand that only travelling and making experiences of your own are valid in order to understand other cultures. Great Place to be, spend some time on the side inside and let it have an effect on you. Somehow i find it even more gripping everytime i am there.

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Windsor, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015 NEW

We visited the Suleymaniye Mosque (Camii) about 4 to 5 days into our two week trip. It's a long walk up from the tram station- uphill as well! It doesn't look very far when you see it in the skyline as it almost appears to be right next to the New Mosque, but it is a bit of a trek!... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015 NEW

This mosque was undergoing renovation when I was last in Istanbul, so I was pleased to be able to visit this time. Some guidebooks say that it is possible to climb the minarets, which is NOT true. If you want a great photo spot, the University grounds across the road are on higher ground - we found it possible to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015 NEW

The walk up from the river is hilarious; we thought we could walk up the golden horn until even with the mosque, then navigate up the twisted alleys... Ended up walking through carparks, someone's hallway, dead ends. It was crazy, but we weren't the only ones. Coming from Grand Bazaar direction is cleaner and easier. The mosque and grounds are... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015 NEW

The mosque is beaitiful along with the courtyard, it is about 10-15 min walk from spice bazaar. so visit these 2 places together.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015 NEW

Absolutely stunning! Do not miss this site . It is awe inspiring when you think of the construction and it'S ability to withstand years of constant earthquakes.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015 NEW

Incredible views of the Golden Horn from the outside area of the mosque. The mosque is closed during prayer times but open to tourists any other time.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015 NEW

One of the largest an impressive Masjids in Istanbul. Highly recommend for anyone interested in islamic history.

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