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Address: Sinan Aga Mah. Zeyrek Cad. No:4 | Zeyrek, Fatih, Istanbul, Turkey
Phone Number: +90 506 769 3392
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Fee: No
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Famed architect Sinan built this majestic structure for one of the greatest...

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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I'm glad I went to Istanbul (and Kadikoy) before the attempted coup and the subsequent crackdown. Istanbul isn't my favorite city, but I wouldn't have missed the Cistern and the... read more

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Lexington, Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

I'm glad I went to Istanbul (and Kadikoy) before the attempted coup and the subsequent crackdown. Istanbul isn't my favorite city, but I wouldn't have missed the Cistern and the food for the world! But as far as areas of Istanbul go, my favorite was the Suleymaniye Mosque. There's a wonderful cemetery there and a beautiful view of the city.... More 

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Calling of praying was so beautiful, unbelievable and I really can't explain how spiritual and amazing this place is.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

it is near to Mecri bazar and you can walk towards there. although it is not a easy walking because you have to head up of a hill to reach there. the tomb of Sultan Suleyman and his wife Khoram is there. also there is a historic bath and school next to it. the streets are full of shops and... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I visited other mosques in Istanbul including the Blue Mosque, the AyaSofya museum/mosque, and Sultanahmet mosque, and I found Suleymaniye the most beautiful among all. I recommend to visit this place despite having to walk uphill for about 10 minutes to reach it, because it's worth it.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Great inside. Great outside. Dont miss out on it. It is really something special. Great views on the city from the top. Great atmosphere inside. Loved it there. Dont miss out.

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The mosque is one of the most serene places in the old city, surrounded by rose gardens and a walled park. This is a truly special place, the building is beautiful but the serenity is something to absorb. Try to walk past each day and visit at different hours - it will show so many different characters, colours and details... More 

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Almaty, Kazakhstan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Do not miss this mosque. You can deeply feel the history in this place as you get into Ottoman Empire times. Visiting such places help better understand how people lived few hundreds years ago, what they thought and what they did.

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A impressive example of ottoman design. The structure is massive which architecture reflecting the mosque in Medina in Saudi Arabia. Huge well maintained grounds. I beautiful setting on tip of a hill

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The first work of Mimar Sinan after his apprenticeship era. THe mosque is close to Beyazıt square. It is known that the architecture of mosque is based on Sinan's usual technique (Elephant foot model). The structure is sitting on the big and thick pillars. One other specialty of the mosque has a special echo system and during the prayers, everybody... More 

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Really awe inspiring and a place to visit and spend time and enjoy the mosque and the views of the city and sea.

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