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Suleymaniye Mosque

Mimar Sinan Cd, Suleymaniye Mh, Istanbul, Turkey
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Ranked #2 of 643 Attractions in Istanbul
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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Istanbul
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9 reviews 9 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

This is one of my personal favorites among mosques in Istanbul. A true beauty with a scenic view of Istanbul. Worth the hill and the climbing.

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Rome, Lazio, Italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

Don't just go to the Blue Mosque. This one is so much more special. Make sure you shoulders and knees are covered. Women must also cover their heads. Wear easy to slip on and off shoes.

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Estonia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

It is the largest mosque in the city (Hagia Sophia is a museum!). It was built on the order of Sultan Suleiman the Magnificent by the royal architect Mimar Sinan in the middle of the 16th century. Sinan tried to rival with Hagia Sophia. To achieve the same effect of unsupported dome, he hid the massive pillars, which support the... More

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Preston, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

its big and beautifull like to go and visit again. inside decoration is amazing. dome are very tall.

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

Get to see inside a working mosque. Be prepared to line up for the privilege. Once inside it's worth it.

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Cotabato City, Philippines
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014 NEW

This mosque is so huge that you can see it from afar. The courtyard is great and nice to click photos. Upon entering note that you need to take off your shoes/footwear although you can pick a plastic bag at the entrance for packing and putting inside your bag. It is advised that visitors wear long pants (below knees) and... More

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Frankfurt, Germany
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014 NEW

this mosque looks amazing from the outside but is a big dissapointment from the inside. the mosque is still in use and therefore you dont have access to many places in the mosque.

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014 NEW

This mosque is Definitely worth seeing and worth the trek. Very large with excellent an courtyard. Do yourself a favor and see it.

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014 NEW

Beautiful building, great history, nothing like I've seen before. if you haven't been to Istanbul...its time :)

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014 NEW

Across square from Hagia Sophia. Also worth the trip. Incredible interior. Very long lines when cruise ships in so better to wait latePM after 4:45. Line moves fast so don't be discouraged. Close around 5:30 or so so time your visit accordingly. Don't get suckered by some guy wanting $40 to get you ahead of the line. You'll be in... More

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