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Suleymaniye Mosque
Sinan Aga Mah. Zeyrek Cad. No:4 | Zeyrek, Fatih, Istanbul, Turkey
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Ranked #5 of 1,271 things to do in Istanbul
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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 November 8, 2013

Well worth a visit. Go to see the views over the Bosphorus, the tombs and the grounds, as well as the wonderful mosque itself.

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“Stunning location at night”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2013

Visited this one evening and it was very pleasant as there many less people there than I can imagine during the day and no coach tours. Nice to be able to find a space to sit on the carpet and admire the building and soak up the peaceful atmosphere.

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“Uplifting”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2013

We had visited this mosque some 11 years ago, but decided it was a visit we should do again. We were not disappointed. If one wanted to spend some quiet time, this place is it! Just find a corner and relax and enjoy the beauty of the interior. Such vibrant and rich colours, and this can be seen in the carpets and and the domes and walls.

Visited October 2013
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“Overlooked treasure”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2013

Don't neglect this mosque! This is the first one I visited and it was certainly comparable to the Blue Mosque and Aya Sofya

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“Stunning!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2013

Vey well kept! Beautiful grounds, and interior and amazing views of Golden Horn Galata Bridge and Bosphorus.
Not well signposted from Grand Bazaar but the locals were glad to help and point us in the right direction!

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