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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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This was my second favorite Mosque

Very beautiful.Great place to pray for Muslims. Large Co-ed wudu station. Very close to the sea where there are very nice views

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Very beautiful.Great place to pray for Muslims. Large Co-ed wudu station. Very close to the sea where there are very nice views

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

This Mosqe is the best Mosqe in Istanbul, its a must see place, it has the cemetery of Sultan Sulaman, his wife's and family. The back yard is facing the Bosphoru and it has an amazing view. Near the Mosqe from outside, there are Resturant's which serve Turkish food, so beautiful

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Really relaxing mosque. Very big, with the garden. Situated on a hill so you have a nice view over istanbul. The imam has a super voice. Wotrh visiting, praying and listening to recital of the imam. Probably better when visited with guide.

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We went here in early morning to visit this beautiful mosque. There are a lot of islamic people come here to pray. A great place for muslim

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Sultanahmet is a much more impressive structure, but the view from the garden is amazing. Also, the neighborhood directly north of the Mosque is very interesting.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago 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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

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 1 week ago

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 1 week ago

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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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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