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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
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+90 506 769 33 92
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

It's an impressive building, with a garden you can walk and a viewpoint to the Bosphosus. Has a very historical feeling as you do not see anything modern while visiting. The mosque is open for visitors only certain times, you will find an schedule on...More

Thank John F
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

One of the most important monument in Istanbul. T1 tram stops just next to this mosque. It still working as religious site. If you are muslim amd you wanna pray you can find a previlegiate entrance. No fee to enter inside. Bring with you your...More

Thank Jonathan M
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The best Mosque in the town if you visiting Istanbul you should go there we love it great a place...

Thank Dildora S
Reviewed 1 week ago

One of the most famous mosques in Istanbul, built by Mimar Sinan for Sultan Suleyman the Magnificent. Fantastic view on Galata bridge and Topkapi area.

Thank nevenjerkovic
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This mosque is the most grandest in terms of architecture and interior. Very historic and ancient. The view was spectacular at the back overlooking the Bosphorus river.

Thank Kimberly B
Reviewed 1 week ago

The Mosque grounds overlook a beautiful part of the golden horn and across to Galata area. The Mosque itself it also beautiful and worth spending some time inside.

Thank ctocm_aw
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Istanbul is city of Mosques, All beautifully built and similar architecture. The Location of this Mosque is distinct, From Courtyard you can have a beautiful view of Istanbul. It has a cemetery where the Suleiman-I and his famous Queen Hurem and some of the children...More

Thank mithaheem
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Often overlooked by eager tourists trying to check off the Blue Mosque, Topkapi palace and the Hagia Sophia, this mosque is a true gem that is lit up over the night sky above the city and a wonderful place to visit or for prayer in...More

Thank William S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A beautiful example of Turkish architecture. The gardens are well kept and offer excellent views of the Bosphorus River. Many ‘nooks and crannies’ that offer great photo opportunities. The mosque itself is exquisite and photos don’t do it justice. There are clean, decent toilets which...More

Thank smiyy
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This mosque offers you a very good view of Istanbul and bosphorous. There are couple of restaurants next to it which offers you terrace views

Thank arun252014
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'.
31 January 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.