Suleymaniye Mosque

Suleymaniye Mosque, Istanbul

Suleymaniye Mosque
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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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Neighborhood: Grand Bazaar
Tourists, hawkers, and locals come together at the Grand Bazaar to comb its labyrinthine passageways in search of a bargain – be it a pair of brand name jeans, a handcrafted silk rug, or a perfectly brewed cup of tea. Outside the vast bazaar, worn, narrow streets wind their way down from its lofty perch to the southern shore of the Golden Horn, where the evocatively aromatic Spice Bazaar beckons alongside the elegant New Mosque (opened in 1665). Nearby, the famed Galata Bridge offers pedestrian access to urban delights across the river in Istanbul’s more residential and contemporary neighborhoods, while the must-see sights of Sultanahmet are but a leisurely stroll away.
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Ahmed
Copenhagen, Denmark120 contributions
Unique location
Oct 2021 • Family
One of the most beautiful mosques in Istanbul. The location is unique. Right up to Bosporus and a beautiful view to Galaxy Tower.
The tomb of Sultan Suleyman and his family is located beside the mosque.
Written October 19, 2021
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SHABINA H
5 contributions
beautiful Mosque
Oct 2021
lots to do within the mosque, large gardens to spend the day, and learn about the history. Good to see historical information in English. Volunteers available who could communicate in English - this was a bonus for us.
Written October 18, 2021
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Emerson G
Jundiai, SP766 contributions
Great view and must see in Istanbul
Oct 2021 • Family
Great place in the European Istanbul area and close to the grand bazaar. Getting inside it hearts but outside view ( at day light and night ) are great. Also one can see the Bosphorus area from there
Written October 13, 2021
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Christine D
New Albany, IN24 contributions
Worth the walk!
Sep 2021
So glad we made the effort to visit this beautiful mosque. The tomb of the sultan was a plus! Definitely one of the "must see" mosques in Istanbul
Written October 4, 2021
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Nabeel Afzal
Dublin, Ireland21 contributions
Mesmerizing
Sep 2021
This mosque is not talked about but it's very unique in the way that it's situated almost on a hill on the European side of Istanbul and you can see the whole of Istanbul from this place.
Written October 1, 2021
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vina
18 contributions
Kanuni Sultan Süleyman
Sep 2021
It is located on one of the seven hills of Istanbul, which Mimar Sinan calls My Journeyman Work. It is magnificent with the view of the Golden Horn and the Bosphorus. It's impossible not to be amazed. What can be said, you should go and see this masterpiece.
Written October 1, 2021
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Mahmoud Baydoun
Istanbul, Turkey40 contributions
beautiful
Jan 2021
with beautiful interior i spent hours admiring the beauty and taking pictures, i came with my family
Written September 29, 2021
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Tibor P
Budapest, Hungary326 contributions
The most impressive Ottoman mosque in Istanbul
Jun 2021
The Süleymaniye Mosque is was commissioned by Suleiman the Magnificent and designed by the famous imperial architect Sinan. an The mosque located on the Third Hill of Istanbul, Turkey.

It was founded in 1550 and the inauguration date is 1557. Behind the qibla is an enclosure containing the separate octagonal mausoleums of Suleiman the Magnificent and that of his wife Hurrem

The Süleymaniye Mosque was the largest mosque in the city, until it was surpassed by the Çamlıca Mosque
Written September 25, 2021
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Frdrk
3 contributions
Beautiful views on the city
Sep 2021
Sadly we couldn't go inside as there was an active prayer but the outside area is super nice and the view is amazing. Worth a visit
Written September 25, 2021
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Spanishworld
San Sebastian de los Reyes, Spain160 contributions
With Blue and New Mosques now under restoration, the best one
Sep 2021
Not my preferred mosque in Istanbul, but nowadays (september 21) with Blue Mosque and New Mosque suffering heavy restoration works, Suleymaniye becomes the top mosque visit in Istanbuk un my opinion
Written September 18, 2021
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