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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 670 Attractions in Istanbul
Type: Architectural Buildings, Religious Sites, Sights & 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, Sights & 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015 NEW

First- if you are a woman and in Istanbul, it is imperative that you bring a scarf or something to cover your hair. They provide them at the very popular sites such as the Blue Mosque, but they are not provided here, and it would be a shame to miss out on seeing it for that reason. The inside of... More 

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Amman, Jordan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015 NEW

If you ever felt that you are alone and down, then just go there because it makes you feel connected with God in so many ways, most importantly the atmosphere of peace!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015 NEW

Better than Blue mosque in terms of grandeur, space and archittecture. Abt 20 mins walk from Beyazit tram station. Behind Grand bazaar and University ground. Cheap food nearby too.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015 NEW

Grand Bazar is a place who would like to go for shopping. This Grand Bazar is never ending Bazar where you get innumerable things of your choice. But one must note that one can bargain to get a best deal.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 NEW

This mosque is situated a short walk from Vezneciler metro station. A beautiful building with beautiful views of the Bosphorous.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015 NEW

Not as ornate as Blue Mosque, but definitely worth a visit. Best of all, it's not crowded with tourists.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015 NEW via mobile

Beautifully set up on a hill overlooking Istanbul with many small domes and 4 tall minarets. A large uplifting prayer area was adorned with lighting and Quranic inscriptions. The highlight was the special Jumma (Friday) prayer, commanding a full congregation of worshippers!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015 NEW

So welcoming and peaceful atmosphere, a historic and spiritual experience for any traveller. Be respectful and get overwhelmed by their warmth.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015 NEW

After seeing the Topkapi Palace and learning about Sultan Suleymaniye, seeing this mosque is amazing. It is spotless and pristine. I enjoyed this more than blue mosque.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015 NEW

This was quite a surprise. I loved the place, the garden, the mosque itself, and the fact that we had the silence and the atmosphere to read all the Muslim info inside. Another big plus is the fact that it is not so crowded.

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