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