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Suleymaniye Mosque

Address: Sinan Aga Mah. Zeyrek Cad. No:4 | Zeyrek, Fatih, Istanbul, Turkey
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Ranked #5 of 1,262 things to do in Istanbul
Type: Religious sites, Architectural buildings, Sights & Landmarks
Fee: No
Owner description: Famed architect Sinan built this majestic structure for one of the...
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Type: Religious sites, Architectural buildings, 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 February 28, 2015 NEW

You can spend hours gazing up at the amazing architecture and marvelling at the sumptuous fixtures and fittings

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Rutland, Vermont
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW

Get there very early in the morning and experience the mosque with no one else around! Ladies, be sure to remember a head scarf (duh), or you will not be allowed inside.

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Denver, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015 NEW

Compared to Hagia Sophia and the Blue mosque, this one might be even nicer. Don't miss this one because it is an incredible sight to see.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015 NEW

It's the largest mosque in the city. It's impressive and because of its location it's visible from almost anywhere in the city.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015 NEW

Although it was snowing when we visit this place, but it was still one of my favorite places... Nice historical and spiritual place.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015 NEW

Beautiful mosque to visit. Have nothing in the US that can compare to the beauty of this building. I enjoyed my visit. Although i am Muslim, j was in the visitor section in the back quarter of the mosque. It was a cold and rainy day so no line to wait in before entering. Ladies: Hint, avoid wearing leggings/yoga pants,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015 NEW

You have to walk uphill to get here and that keeps the crowds down. The majesty of the building and grounds are well with it. Don't forget to look for the small understated tomb of the great architect, Sinan who is responsible for many of the beautiful buildings you see. His tomb is just outside the main grounds on a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

This was one of my favorite Mosques to visit in Istanbul. I thought is was very beautiful. However I was sad to see all of the small children begging for coins around it.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

Super view on the Bosphorus from the gardens of the Mosquee. The interior of the building is gigantic. The Islamic art is really well highlighted in thie Mosquee Suleymaniye.

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La Jolla, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

It is grand looking Mosque, very few tourists, and not thing special to me. It is open all day, near Spicy market.

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