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Suleymaniye Mosque

Sinan Aga Mah. Zeyrek Cad. No:4 | Zeyrek, Fatih, Istanbul, Turkey
+90 506 769 3392
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Sinan Aga Mah. Zeyrek Cad. No:4 | Zeyrek, Fatih, Istanbul, Turkey
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Personally my favourite mosque i visited. No large crowds, just sat down inside and reflected for a while in the peace. Also the grounds have some great views of the bosphorous. Well worth a visit

Thank adam m
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Suleymaniye Mosque was built by Mimar Sinan, the famous architect on the order of Suleyman the Magnificent. Sinan may have been inspired by St Sophia but mostly used his genius and experience in building this masterpiece. Built on a hill and using the hill as...More

Thank Nesligul D
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

This mosque is as beautiful as the Blue Mosque and the Eyup Sultan Mosque. Located right next to the Bazaar and very easily accessible. Also has a magnificent view of Istanbul from the outside. An absolute must visit.

Thank Asad M
Reviewed 3 days ago

A nice guy explained to us the mosque and religion so I have better understanding the Islam religion. Architect design is remarkable.

Thank Jlo888888888
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Read up the history of the Mosque including how Sinan designed and built it. He built it in a minimum amount of time. He removed all the flaws that the Hagia Sophia had. Really enjoyed this Mosque. Not many tourists so you really get to...More

Thank PMuhammad
Reviewed 6 days ago

Mosque is a bit of a walk from tramway station and you just come upon it without much fanfare. It has beautiful views from surrounding gardens, majestic interiors, and cemetary on the grounds.

Thank Sara S
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

This Mosque is larger than the Blue Mosque and although not as decorative, is very elegant in its simple clean decoration and atmosphere. We preferred it over the Blue Mosque in atmosphere and lack of tourists. It is a bit further out from the Blue...More

Thank Gary C
Reviewed 6 days ago

you should visited. its near to Grand Bazar. if you go on Sunday it will be empty from the garden you will have a very nice view

Thank GingerEgypt
Reviewed 1 week ago

There is a strange feeling of solidity to this complex. The interior of the camii is not as light and airy as the later camiis, so it feels heavier and more solid than other camiis. It is a powerful testament to the architect and his...More

Thank Rod F
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A classic Ottoman Mosque that really worth the visit. Located close to the Grand Bazaar, Suleymainiye Mosque offers great views outside and inside. We arrived 12.30 but the Mosque was closed for prayers from 12.50 to 13.50 so we spent an hour walking outside and...More

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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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How made suleymaniye Mosque?
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'.
Is Sultan Suleyman the Magnificent tomb there?
31 January 2017|
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Response from fbtowa | Reviewed this property |
no it is not. but it is a beautiful mosque. in my view even better than the blue mosque
Can you visit this mosque on Friday mornings, before prayers?
22 September 2016|
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Response from Emin K | Reviewed this property |
If you want to visit, you can all time until the mosque are closed... If you want to see "Namaz", you should go to mosque on pray time 😊
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