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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...more
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Sinan Aga Mah. Zeyrek Cad. No:4 | Zeyrek, Fatih, Istanbul, Turkey
Grand Bazaar
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The mosque is closed to tourists during prayer time, but there is an acquaduct not too far away if you arrive to find it closed (to absorb some time). Beautiful mosque - make sure you visit the mauseleum around the back too. Well worth visiting....More

Thank qlddebo
Reviewed 2 days ago

This is one of the beautiful mosques of Istanbul. It is not so remarkable inside but has nice look from outside with all the domes and the old cemetery.

Thank jaleed
Reviewed 2 days ago

Read the caption. I am sure this is an amazing place when you can actually see the structure. I wish I knew that the renovation will end in 2020.

Thank aroych2
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

This miscue is a little further away from the centre but well worth a visit - there is an atmosphere about this place that makes you feel in awe of it. It’s also v beautiful and unlike the blue mosque ( which is undergoing renovation)...More

Thank Shilpa R
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

It's surprising how this mosque is overlooked when it comes to tourism but then again, I would rather it be like this as you can take amazing photographs and the scenery won't look as crowded with people. It is also free to enter and can...More

Thank stibbyventures
Reviewed 5 days ago

This mosque is high on a hill behind the Istanbul University area and surrounded by a large garden. The inner court is an impressing open space, going inside you have to take off shoes, women to cover their head. For me the best part was...More

Thank Heli P
Reviewed 5 days ago

Definitely worth a visit! Beautiful structure in beautiful grounds. Be wary of people trying to 'help' you. You will be told there is a long line and even if there is, wait in it! Otherwise you will rapidly be made aware of ulterior motives such...More

1  Thank GreyGooseTonic
Reviewed 6 days ago

No matter how many times one goes to this place, you can't but help fall in love with the tranquility and serenity of the whole compound and surroundings. Steeped in tremendous history, it's one of the few places in the world where the new and...More

Thank ArfanHH
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We could see this building from everywhere but couldn't find it. We were constantly lost in the streets surrounding the grand bazaar from where there is no view of the mosque. When we eventually got there it was definitely worth it. So superior to the...More

Thank alibroon
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My favourite mosque in Istanbul. Blue mosque was being renovated so was a bit of an eyesore. Sulemaniye has lovely shops in its surrounds that are frequented more by the locals. A must-see

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buongiorno b
25 September 2018|
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Response from Ann H | Reviewed this property |
The first prayer call is a dawn and the last at sunset. Most guide books will give you the approximate times but it varies by season. If you get to the mosque during prayer, visit the cemetery and the final resting place... More
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buongiorno b
25 September 2018|
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Response from Mohammadtayy | Reviewed this property |
Hi You can go there about 8 a.m until 9 p.m It is really awesome. You can not enter the mosque 🕌 in pray time, they have 5 times in a day that every time need to 15 minuets at last and if you arrive in these times you can... More
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Aline J
5 September 2018|
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Response from Jakob S | Reviewed this property |
I dont recognize the restaurant your are asking about. The sad thing is restaurants keep closing and opening from time to time. But there is a lot of fish restaurants in sirkeci. They normally always serve the famous fish... More
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