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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.
  • Excellent74%
  • Very good21%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Sinan Aga Mah. Zeyrek Cad. No:4 | Zeyrek, Fatih, Istanbul, Turkey
Grand Bazaar
+90 506 769 33 92
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Reviewed 2 days ago

it is similar to many mosques in Istanbul, nothing special!... If you visited Sultan Ahmet mosque, no need to visi this place, in my opinion.

Thank HadiForoutan
Reviewed 2 days ago

We didn't get a chance to go inside the mosque, but it's certainly impressive from the outside, as is the area outside. It's not far from the Egyptian Spice Market, another attraction definitely worth seeing.

Thank md9512016
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Though the Blue Mosque gets most of the kudos, the Suleymaniye is more beautiful in every way. Perched his above Istanbul it affords stunning views of the city, the Golden Horn and the Bosphorus. It's worth going there for that alone. Itself, it's far more...More

Thank Shehzad H
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

An absolutely gorgeous mosque and tomb complex, this was one of my favorite sights in Istanbul. Visitors should be quiet and respectful, but non-flash photos are allowed. Ladies should bring their own headscarf to avoid borrowing a loaner. Dress conservatively (no shorts, and ladies should...More

Thank Lily G
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Way more cleaner and peaceful than sultan ahmet mosque. The architecture is just incredible, definitely need to visit this place.

Thank Maryam Z
Reviewed 1 week ago

The blue mosque seems to take all the plaudits when it comes to mosques in Turkey but I think that is due to its location - very close to the touristy side of Istanbul. It's not a competition I know but this one beats it...More

Thank Faisal J
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is another mosque not frequented by tourists, not sure why! An absolutely beautiful imposing mosque with stunning panoramic views of the Bosphorus and Golden Horn. The walk to it was steep and we stumbled across the Hilye i Serif museum on our route. The...More

Thank Hint_of_Pepper
Reviewed 1 week ago

The only mosque where one has time to take in the wonderful design of Sinan. The view from there is also breathtaking.

Thank Anon1948
Reviewed 1 week ago

Manificient Mosque (as Suleymaniye) with a beautiful view on Istanbul & Bosphorus. Easy to access, and less tourists than in Blue Mosque.

Thank mattrip86
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

After watching the Magnicifent Century series, I had to visit this place and I wasn't disappointed. Sultan Sulejman was one of the kind. Ottoman Empire has always fascinated me.

Thank Slanica
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'.
1 February 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.