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Address: Sinan Aga Mah. Zeyrek Cad. No:4 | Zeyrek, Fatih, Istanbul, Turkey
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+90 506 769 3392
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Fee: No
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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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Biggest mosque in Istanbul

This mosque is uphill so so will have a nice view of the area and bosphorus strait. When i was there it was windy so wr had a nice time picnic in the yard.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

This mosque is uphill so so will have a nice view of the area and bosphorus strait. When i was there it was windy so wr had a nice time picnic in the yard.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This mosque is at the heart of the Suleymaniye Conservation Area, a world heritage site. Designed by the renowned Ottoman architect, Sinan, it was built in honour of Sultan Suleyman Kanuni, otherwise known in the West as Suleyman the Magnificent. The mosque has a beautiful view of the Golden Horn and Bosphorus. There are a few buildings as part of... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This mosque is a couple of tram stops from the Blue Mosque but well worth a visit. The views of the Bosphorous are stunning and the mosque itself is beautiful, in the same domed style of the Blue Mosque, it is the second largest in Istanbul. With mausoleums of past Sultans and gardens, it is a peaceful, relaxed oasis in... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Everywhere history is a place where this glass of people should come and go when it comes to the peace of mind. Definitely go

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We had to walk uphill a lot..i mean a lot but it was fun going through busy streets ... the mosque is rated lower but is very beautiful...coming out you can go to the nearby shopping labyrinth GRAND BAZAR

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If you read my review on the blue mosque the same apllies here. Architectural aoeaking very similar. If you have come and see it if ot the blue mosque is enough.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Suleymaniye mosque is the second largest mosque in Istanbul. We walked it there and it is a fair uphill walk. The architecture might not be at the level of the Blue Mosque but the its location up a hill gives you a magnificent view of the Golden Horn and Bosphorus. The mosque was built between 1550 and 1557, designed by... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is really a grand mosque which has a very old historic event during Sultan Sulemaniye time. It just make you feel that you are going back on time and imagine the Ottoman time in this area . The view from the mosque ground is breath taking wonderful . And the steps that takes you back down to the Bosphorus... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The most wonderful mosque what I have ever seen. Must to see :) You can visit the cemetery next to the çamı too. It was interesting.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I met a very friendly guide inside the mosque, who for free explained about the mosque and Islam. The view from the mosque platform is also worth the trip.

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