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Address: Sinan Aga Mah. Zeyrek Cad. No:4 | Zeyrek, Fatih, Istanbul, Turkey
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+90 506 769 3392
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
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Famed architect Sinan built this majestic structure for one of the greatest...

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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We trekked to this mosque from the Egyptian spice bazaar. Definitely worth a visit. Definitely not as busy as Blue Mosque, which is sad because not many people get to see it's... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 6 days ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We trekked to this mosque from the Egyptian spice bazaar. Definitely worth a visit. Definitely not as busy as Blue Mosque, which is sad because not many people get to see it's bursitis but also good because you can avoid the big crowds. If you can, please go visit.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This mosque has a quiet elegance and authority that exceeds that of the Sultanahmet (or 'Blue') mosque. It is perfectly proportioned and atmospheric, and with the university, Grand Bazaar, book bazaar and spice bazaar all 5 to 10 minutes walk away should not be missed.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Regardless if you are of the Muslim faith or no, it's incredibly beautiful however I do recommend the men and women dress accordingly i.e, no shorts for both genders and for the women bring a loose chador or scarf respectfully. The architecture is divine. However, please try not to disturb those who are in worship or who are there to... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The suleymaniye mosque could be regarded as one of the 5 best mosques in Istanbul. You can visit sultan suleyman's tomb as well as Hurrem Sultan's, as well as a cemetery for the great people of the ottoman monarch, which is not found in the other mosques.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This mosque is in the historic district of Istanbul and is a must see. Very somber but the architecture is amazing. Make sure to see it when in the city!!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

You need to go there if you are visiting istanbul, magical and gigantic mosque. you feel really peaceful visitng this place.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very nice interior and also beautiful view of the city from mosque terrace. Do not miss to visit cementary with Suleyman Magnificent, his wife Roxolana and architect Sinan graves. Whole are is a litle quit oasys close to verty busy and noisy bazar area. Free entrance but avoid service periods - after 12 and after 4.30pm.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Like the Blue Mosque, this is a must see for your Istanbul visit. A very large mosque and full of all you would expect – amazing domed roof, mosaics everywhere, with a beautiful courtyard. Larger than the Blue Mosque but not quite as large as Hagia Sofia, it has four minarets and is surrounded by some nice garden areas. We... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We visited this mosque during winter time and they were praying inside of the mosque so we only had the chance to see the interior from outside. Huge and beautiful building worth the visit! Fantastic views of the Bosphorus from the gardens.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

From a beautiful exterior garden to a gorgeous and intricate interior. You'll have to remove your shoes to gain entry, but they offer plastic bags to take them with you. There were very helpful volunteers inside who offered us a ton of free information about the building. Even the fact that they use Ostrich eggs in the chandeliers to ward... More 

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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 the elegant New Mosque (opened in 1665). Nearby, the famed Galata Bridge offers pedestrian access to urban delights across the river in Istanbul’s more residential and contemporary neighbourhoods, while the must-see sights of Sultanahmet are but a leisurely stroll away.
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