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“Sinan, the great Mosque architect”
Review of Suleymaniye Mosque

Suleymaniye Mosque
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Ranked #1 of 1,158 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.
Reviewed September 2, 2013

Im obsessed with any mosque designed by Sinan. h was the grea Suleyman the Magnificent wanted a mosque qppropriate to his title. He commissioned architect Mimar Sinan to build the Suleymaniye Mosque which was completed in 1557. The mosque had a madrasa, houses, infirmaries, caravansarais, a medical school, hamams, a Hadeth school, a hospital and shops. It is the largest mosque in Istanbul. The Suleymaniye Mosque is a beautiful example of Ottoman Islāmic architecture. There is a wonderful light spiritual feeling inside. (inner courtyard, recycled columns, interior, exterior view)t architect of Istanbul.

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Reviewed September 2, 2013

History and architecture are very interesting. Not as good as the Blue Mosque, but definately one of the top 10 attractions.

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Reviewed September 1, 2013

The grounds were very quiet when we visited the mosque making it that more impressive. This is a very good example of Ottoman architecture and great place for photos. Though, this is not the most impressive in town, it should be on your list if you want to see awesome mosque examples.

Thank Michael D
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Reviewed September 1, 2013

Probably the most stunning mosque I have ever seen. Not the most famous, but the biggest in Istanbul, and its beaty makes it one of the top places in Istanbul.

Moreover it is not as crowded as other MUST SEE in the city.

Thank andrezstar
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Reviewed August 31, 2013

Like you, I read about Suleymaniye Mosque, on the web. I was not prepared for such a beautiful and peaceful site. We went first thing in the morning. The courtyard was empty and very few people inside. It was grandiose.

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