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Review of Suleymaniye Mosque

Suleymaniye Mosque
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Istanbul Muslim Districts Private Half-Day Tour
Ranked #5 of 1,033 things to do in Istanbul
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Owner description: 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.
Moscow, Russia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 9, 2013

It is nice place to visit for your first time in Istanbul, but to be visited again .Different pic from the nights of Ramadan , but everywhere in that time atmosphere are different...

Visited August 2012
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“Amazing amalgam of location, architecture and serenity”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 8, 2013

The mosque is located on top of a hill which gives very good views of the city. In addition to this the architecture and the design of the building is a delight to view and study. Very serene location atop a hill away from the bustle of the city.

Visited May 2012
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“One of the Most Impressive”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 8, 2013

After a day in Istanbul you will realize there are enough mosques to make both McDonald's and Burger King jealous. This mosque is one of the most impressive with its park-like setting and views of the Golden Horn lying below. If you want to visit the top five mosque's in this city, this is one of them.

Visited March 2013
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
“Scale amazing”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 7, 2013

Beautiful from the outside particularly at night and with tiled interior.. Do respect Muslim sensibilities - take off your shoes and ladies do cover your head - we saw many tourists - US and Japanese particularly who were disregarding this second rule - you are in a place of w0rship and are invited in as a guest so respect please! PS also do leave a donation -in the UK you would pay to enter a cathedral or be asked for a donation - again not many people were offering anything - shame on you.............

Visited March 2013
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“Worth the walk”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 6, 2013

This mosque is a little bit of a walk from the main sights, but it's worth going to see. I thought it was more magnificent than the blue mosque. It also houses the only "couples" hamami in town!

Visited February 2013
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