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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...more
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Sinan Aga Mah. Zeyrek Cad. No:4 | Zeyrek, Fatih, Istanbul, Turkey
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 28 August 2014

I've visited BlueMosque before i came to Suleymaniye Mosque, unlike BM, Suleymaniye Mosque is very peaceful, and less attention from the tourist... not as grand as BM, but Suleymaniye Mosque has it's own charm which no words can describe... i got emotional here for some...More

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Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed 21 July 2012

i had had a couple of drinks and was a bit unsteady on my feet so was not allowed in which was fair enough but i got some beautiful photos from outside if ever i go back will go inside

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Beautiful mosque with great views of the city. Nowhere near as crowded as the Blue Mosque, and no scaffolding!

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Reviewed 2 days ago

The city has many mosques and this is one that is worth checking out. I thought it was more impressive than some of the others that were recommended.

Thank Mary J
Reviewed 2 days ago

practicing mosque with beautiful mosaics and frequented by locals. Nearby fantastic backlava/turkish delight store (on main road)

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Reviewed 3 days ago

Definitely a must visit for tourists and locals alike to view the magnificence of this majestic structure for one of the greatest rulers of the Ottoman Empire.

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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

The mosque itself is very beautiful and elegant. Visitors are welcome. There is a visitors entrance off the courtyard. There is no entrance fee - just a donation. After visiting the mosque don’t hurry on because the grounds are worth seeing too. There is an...More

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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Many attractions in Istanbul are near to each other but this was not one of them.Also has graveyard and good views of city

Thank 570arminh
Reviewed 3 days ago

For photographers, the mosque will give you plenty of opportunities to take beautiful pictures. Built during the Ottoman rule, it is one of the most magnificent mosque with a view of Bosphorous from the outside. It is easily accessible through public transport.

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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We spent 5 days in Istanbul and this turns out to be our favorite. Even with lots of visitors, the place retains a tranquility and serenity, rare for any popular tourist spot. Even for non-muslin faithfuls, a sense of respect and wonderment is involked. Don’t...More

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Reviewed 4 days ago

A much more interesting mosque than the Blue Mosque - crowd is thin, artwork is much more engaging, and the view is superb.

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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Its a huge mosque with beautiful artitecture. The garden within the premises is beautiful and well maintained. You can sit, relax and enjoy great view of Bosphorus sea. It is very much quiet here unlike Blue Mosque. The authority provides plastic bags to carry your...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
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Response from Ann H | Reviewed this property |
The first prayer call is a dawn and the last at sunset. Most guide books will give you the approximate times but it varies by season. If you get to the mosque during prayer, visit the cemetery and the final resting place... More
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Response from Mohammadtayy | Reviewed this property |
Hi You can go there about 8 a.m until 9 p.m It is really awesome. You can not enter the mosque 🕌 in pray time, they have 5 times in a day that every time need to 15 minuets at last and if you arrive in these times you can... More
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Response from Jakob S | Reviewed this property |
I dont recognize the restaurant your are asking about. The sad thing is restaurants keep closing and opening from time to time. But there is a lot of fish restaurants in sirkeci. They normally always serve the famous fish... More