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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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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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Sinan Aga Mah. Zeyrek Cad. No:4 | Zeyrek, Fatih, Istanbul, Turkey
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Reviewed 2 days ago

The best mosque visit for our trip in Istanbul. Better than the Blue Mosque. Suleymaniye is majestic and yet simple and serene. The inside and outside of this mosque are both just as beautifully thought out by architect Sinan. It's easy to find and on...More

Thank KLjane
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Not many tourists and friendly volunteers. This is a must if you have time. I personally think this is more worthy to visit thanUe Mosque. The exterior building is amazing and the location is perfect. You get to see the ocean. Moreover, since there are...More

Thank Lizzy S
Reviewed 1 week ago

Away from the hustle and bustle of the Hagia Sophia and Blue Mosque, the Suleymaniye Mosque is an oasis of peace with astonishing views of the azure Bosphorus. The gardens are exquisitely kempt and the tombs and cemetery in the mosque's compound are an intriguing...More

Thank Mazarello
Reviewed 1 week ago

A bit off the beaten path, so it's a little less overrun by tourists, the mosque is truly one of Istanbul's gems. Lots of restaurants and cafes are nearby for a break from sightseeing.

Thank spanishpeeks
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It will be fantastic to visit mosque in good weather in the evening. you can take wonderful pictures. mosque is very nice inside.

Thank Irakli T
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Even though we didnt reach inside cause it was the praying time but man the view was so good fron the top you can see the sea. Just prepare for a long walk just to get to this mosque and a bottled water to quench...More

Thank edward v
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Designed by Sinan, the greatest architect of Istanbul, the mosque manages to combine a huge space with finely detailed stone, marble and calligraphy. A functioning place of worship, visitor access is limited.

Thank 600JohnD
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I visited this mosque to pray. The interior is breathtaking as well as the exterior and the garden area outside. There is also good city views from outside the mosque.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Mainly this is a big Mosque built by great Sultan Suliman, Huge with a great Architect , Includes a cemetery & two small buidings , The Sultan Suliaman buired in one & His wife in the other, Great Garden looking over the Bosphor , You...More

Thank tmahlab
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

If you reach the mosque from Eminonu or the Bosporus, it requires you to climb, but it is totally worth it. The mosque compound and interior are amazing and beautifully preserved. Most importantly, the mosque overlooks the Bosporus and the city.

Thank Elizabeth T
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 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.
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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