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Suleymaniye Mosque

Mimar Sinan Cd, Suleymaniye Mh, Istanbul, Turkey
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Ranked #2 of 646 Attractions in Istanbul
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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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014 NEW

Istanbul's largest and most magnificent mosque! It was built by Mimar Sinan (architect). Super b garden overlooking the Bosphorus & Istanbul panorama. I recommend you to take plenty of pictures!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014 NEW

Great place to visit particularly if you are interested in Photography. Females need to be wearing scarf and leg covers to be allowed in the Mosque.

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Barcelona, Cataluña, Spain
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 NEW

inside not so interesting, but nice views form bars nearby, specially at sunset. Relaxing gardens. Not so crowded.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 NEW

It is one of the best mosques in Istanbul and Ottoman Architect Sinan. Do not forget to visit its garden and have haricot bean where you can find just across the entrance of the mosque.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 NEW via mobile

Blue Mosque is one of the most beatifull mosques I have visited. Come early (no queu) and spend time enjoying the insights of the mosque.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 NEW

It is a beautiful piece of historical architecture and portrays the greatness of the Ottoman Empire and Islamic culture.

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 NEW

Advising to get a good package with tour company, as the only language used in Turkey is turkish. They will help you to avoid staying in long queues in front of any gate.

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Seoul, South Korea
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 NEW

Its a beautiful mosque, probably the largest among the main mosques in the city. At least when we went, there was not as many people as in the blue mosque or aya sofya. Perhaps because of its location too, or people go later at sunset.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 NEW

But not the best mosque I've seen, but maybe I've seen too many in different countries. Still, worth checking out and probably more so than the blue mosque based on its history and architect

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Chengdu, China
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 NEW

History, views, peace, wonderful place to enjoy your Holliday . All city is beautiful. Is one of the most beautiful cities in the world

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