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Suleymaniye Mosque

Sinan Aga Mah. Zeyrek Cad. No:4 | Zeyrek, Fatih, Istanbul, Turkey
+90 506 769 33 92
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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%
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Sinan Aga Mah. Zeyrek Cad. No:4 | Zeyrek, Fatih, Istanbul, Turkey
Grand Bazaar
+90 506 769 33 92
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Reviewed 2 days ago

This is my favourite Mosque in Istanbul. It is not as busy as the Blue Mosque, but we went in the morning and had this vast place to ourselves. Beautiful architecture and stunning inside. It’s a definite “must see”.

Thank Robber222
Reviewed 3 days ago

I enjoyed this more than the Blue Mosque perhaps because there were less crowds and it seemed airy and spacious with a sense of peace.

Thank Gail S
Reviewed 4 days ago

I enjoyed this one. The Süleymaniye Mosque is an Ottoman imperial mosque located on what's known as the Third Hill of Istanbul, Turkey. It is the second largest mosque in the city, and one of the best-known sights of Istanbul.

Thank Dave P
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

The mosque is currently under wraps literally in parts by a blue tarp, but the grounds and other structures are visible . Just took away the photo opportunity normally available . Don't know how long the maintenance will last .

Thank george60898
Reviewed 1 week ago

I really enjoyed walking to this Mosque. The weather was nice. Huge mosque with rich history. A must visit place.

Thank Abdul A
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I loved the building, beautifully done.... the inside is very fresh!...the attendants are very polite and helpful...

Thank Nanwor M
Reviewed 1 week ago

The grounds are large covering the mosque, madrassa and burial mausoleums and by having larger grounds it does enable panoramic photos unlike some mosques in the city surrounded by streets and the views from the grounds to new Istanbul are excellent. The interior is impressive...More

Thank KS&HC
Reviewed 1 week ago

Just stunning this mosque. Even with all the visiting people it is so peaceful. Take some time to visit the tombs too and scroll the grounds; great views.

1  Thank Peter_vB2015
Reviewed 1 week ago

Another beautiful mosque with great ottoman architecture, calm and peaceful, located on a steep hill with beautiful surroundings .The view of the city from the garden of this mosque is breath taking.......a must visit !

Thank Taffy331
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Its a great a camii for sure for me the best camii thanks to Mimar Sinan and He is team... Everyone should visit...

Thank fatime e
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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31 July 2017|
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Response from atikamaryam | Reviewed this property |
I agree with the others who have answered so far. The best decision I made was getting myself a data package as soon as I landed. That way, I could read up on any place when I was there or before going.
1 February 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'.
1 February 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.