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Address: Sinan Aga Mah. Zeyrek Cad. No:4 | Zeyrek, Fatih, Istanbul, Turkey
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+90 506 769 3392
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Fee: No

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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Very beautiful mosque

Suleymaniye Mosque is amazing! The architecture is very beautiful, there is also a garden with palm trees where can stay and relax. It is great for photos and the view over city... read more

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Bucharest, Romania
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Suleymaniye Mosque is amazing! The architecture is very beautiful, there is also a garden with palm trees where can stay and relax. It is great for photos and the view over city is breathtaking! I love this place in Istanbul!

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Ottawa, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 125 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This Mosque will need some walking up to hill .. but the view from the garden is amazing.. you can see the city and take nice photos. Nice walk around the area and down to the market. Don't miss it since you can have a nice view.. of course the mosque is big and some famous chambers for the kings... More 

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Beirut, Lebanon
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Reviewed 1 week ago

One of the biggest mosques in Istanbul, Suleiman the lawful is one of the important sultans his tomb with his wives and children are there as well inside the mosque is amazing

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Bradford, England, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The sheer scale of this sprawling establishment has to be seen to be believed and once again the archtecture and mosaics are out of this world

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Beirut, Lebanon
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Suleyman the lawfulis one of the best sultans of the othoman empire He build a huge mosque and he is buried there The area is very historic where the othoman kitchen and othet stuff are still their

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Carlisle, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Fantastic location and building. But also kind, welcoming and informative people. And good WC's.....

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Melbourne, Australia
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The Suleymaniye Mosque was commissioned by Suleyman the Magnificent in 1550. Suleyman was Sultan, making him supreme ruler of the Ottoman Empire. The mosque was completed in 1557. Although it resembles the spectacular Hagia Sophia, it actually smaller. The Suleymaniye Mosque represents a high point in Ottoman power and civilisation. The Mosque stands on a hill, overlooking the Golden Horn.... More 

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Worcester, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It was a beautiful mosque. The walk was a bit strenuous but the mosque sitting high up on a street was calm and serene. It's beauty is understated. The domes work may not be as intricate as that of the blue mosque, but it is still very pretty.

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This mosque is situated a 10 minute walk from the Blue Mosque etc, but well worth the trip. There is no parking for tourist buses and it is too far for the cruise ship passengers. It is one of the greatest works of the architect Sinan, and one is able to enjoy it without the hordes of tourists at the... More 

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Dhaka City, Bangladesh
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Sulaeymaniye Mosque is an Ottoman imperial mosque is the second largest and one of the best known sights of Istanbul. This is built in the year 1557 by Sultan Suleyman (The Magnificant) has burnt and destroyed several times by fire and earthquake and rebuilt - was the center of and is the witness of the rise and fall of Ottoman... More 

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