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Suleymaniye Mosque

Sinan Aga Mah. Zeyrek Cad. No:4 | Zeyrek, Fatih, Istanbul, Turkey
+90 506 769 3392
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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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  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
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Sinan Aga Mah. Zeyrek Cad. No:4 | Zeyrek, Fatih, Istanbul, Turkey
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Reviewed 2 days ago

The architecture of this masjid was beautiful. Also the love story was heart stirring as the architecture was based around this. Our tour guide again went into detail e.g. the purpose for the ostrich egg was fascinating (they used ostrich egg in between lights and...More

Thank YazS90
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

The mosque offers a great view on Istanbul with a large garden. The architecture is amazing and well maintained.

Thank Ahmad M
Reviewed 3 days ago

I prefer this mosque over the blue mosque. It's beautiful, it doesn't smell like feet (like the blue Mosque), and it is in a location that gives you the best views of Istanbul.

Thank Sarah D
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

I have been seen a lot of camii but this the best amazing a place everyone have to visit we love it...

Thank Uğur E
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Amazing mosque , with beautiful architecture and lovely green areas, from this place you can enjoy beautiful views of Istanbul, galata tower and the bridges.

Thank inaya2016
Reviewed 1 week ago

The idea that Mimar Sinan conceived this mosque is in itself already very interesting, but other than that, the mosque and the surrounding buildings leave you in awe. Yes, the surrounding could be better used, more nicely restored or given new purpose, but the mosque...More

Thank maintiendrai
Reviewed 1 week ago

Most magnificient mosque. Colossal and awesome. It is a must and worth seeing. It was as beautiful as the blue mosque. The architecture and garden is worth the trip.

Thank Bindastraveller
Reviewed 1 week ago

One of the great achievements of Ottoman imperial architecture (it was built by the legendary Ottoman architect Sinan), this stunning 16th-century mosque complex encompasses a hospital, primary school, caravansary, four Koran schools, a medical college, a public kitchen, and the mausoleum that contains the tomb...More

Thank iConcierge
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had ventured out into the city for a walk and 8 hours later were tired and a bit lost. We opted for a taxi with a driver who couldn't speak English or Arabic so communication wasn't great. We tried to tell him to take...More

Thank deedeelynn1
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I don't want to say Blue Mosque is overrated, but Süleymaniye is the most magnificent building in Istanbul from architectural perspective. You should visit it and enjoy the gardens around it.

Thank korayesque
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
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February 1, 2017|
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Response from Bu Y | Reviewed this property |
The Architect was Mimar Sinan, and the mosque was built under orders of Sultan Suleyman "The Magnificent", in Arabic Suleyman "AlQanoony'.
January 31, 2017|
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Response from Nesligul D | Reviewed this property |
Yes, his tomb is there just behind the mosque. Next to his tomb lies also his beloved daughter Mihrimah. His beloved wife Hurrem's tomb is next to him in another building.
September 22, 2016|
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Response from Emin K | Reviewed this property |
If you want to visit, you can all time until the mosque are closed... If you want to see "Namaz", you should go to mosque on pray time 😊
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