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Address: Sinan Aga Mah. Zeyrek Cad. No:4 | Zeyrek, Fatih, Istanbul, Turkey
Phone Number: 905067693392
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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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Don't miss it - great views.

Go and see the Suleymaniye Mosque - everyone goes to the Blue Mosque, but the Suleymaniye is up on a plateau, has fantastic views of the city and also has two great mausoleums you... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
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Gainsborough
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Go and see the Suleymaniye Mosque - everyone goes to the Blue Mosque, but the Suleymaniye is up on a plateau, has fantastic views of the city and also has two great mausoleums you can go in - including that of Suleyman the Magnificent himself.

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Annaba
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Great place to visit very historical and amazing architecture for those who love it right next to grand bazaar

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Tekirdag, Turkey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

The garden, surroundings, location, view... It's more then a touristic spot. You can feel the empire's all power reflected to this mosque. 999 windows can explain everything. If you visit here I recommend the café s down the street.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

There is a lovely view of the water from outside the large campus. In addition to the mosque, there are some very elegant tombs you can go inside of.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Simply stunning. The place just has an awe once you see it. Absolutely beautiful. Words cannot describe the beauty of this place

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This mosque is an architectural masterpiece! While not a particular fan of visiting mosques, churches, etc. this place is awesome. It is uncrowded and reasonably easy to find. The walk there from the tram is through/around the main campus of Istanbul University and itself quite enjoyable. The views from the site are excellent. While nothing beats the amazing engineering of... More 

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Adelaide, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Another Mosque I just happened to wander into. Nice and clean. Not crowded and good location. Got to love the details inside

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

For us the best of all the mosques in Istanbul. Big, tranquil with amazing views. A must as its not as busy as the Blue Mosque. The only issue for us was we had a wheelchair and this mosque is up a hill. The walk up was our workout for the day. But the peacefulness was amazing.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I really like this mosque too. It's very amazing how after all this time, this mosque is in perfect condition. I also love to have the chance to go to suleiman and hurrem tomb. it was a great experience since I love ottoman history.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Definitely better than the well known hagia sophia and blue mosque. Wonderful construction and guess what it's not crowded. Beautiful place

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