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Suleymaniye Cami , Istanbul

Categories: Architectural Buildings, Sacred & Religious Sites, Tourist Spots
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Witness the work of famed Ottoman architect Mimar Sinan at , a majestic religious structure that dominates the Golden Horn and shares similarities with Hagia Sophia. This mosque was commissioned by Sultan Suleiman the Magnificent in 1550 and completed seven years later. Though it may be less ornate than other elaborate religious structures in the city, the mosque's Byzantine influence has gained it recognition for its blend of architectural styles. Having experienced damage from natural disasters and wars over the centuries, the building is fully restored and now one of the most popular attractions in Istanbul. Plan to visit Suleymaniye Cami during your Istanbul vacation using our convenient Istanbul vacation builder.
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  • It is an imposing mosque located on a hill in Istanbul. Very interesting to visit. As in every mosque should be avoided the prayer schedules.
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  • Could not enter inside since they closed at 17:00 for tourists after only is for prayer, the outdoors are beautiful it is very big and imposing and there is so many people
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  • All impacts of this mosque. That huge, has a great patio, the beauty of its interior, its ornaments, overlooking the Bosphorus from the foreign explanda. This mosque is seen from afar by being located on a hill. You can not enter at the time of the prayer. You have to enter with the head and arms covered. All come without shoes
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  • Splendid and magnificient masjid.... being inside is just peaceful and serene. Plus a majestic view of Bosphoros strait.
  • One of the most fascinating mosque that one must visite in Istanbul. Suleymaniye is imperial mosque that was designed and constructed by Master Architect and Engineer Sinan.
  • This mosque is the must-see mosque in Istanbul. In contrast to the arguably more famous Blue Mosque, this is a peaceful and serene place. The setting afford great views of the city and the grounds are immaculate. Alone, this would be enough to warrant a visit, but the mosque itself is a masterpiece of ottoman architecture. Please visit this is you are in Istanbul. You won't regret it.
  • When I first visited the historical peninsula the first thing I saw wasn't the Blue Mosque or the Hagia Sofia but rather the Süleymaniye Cami. A touch of ancient history mixed with being the largest mosque in the city this is the one I will remember the most. It has an amazing view from the Golden Horn and the Galata on top of all.
  • Very impressive view from here. Great view to overlook the other side of the river. The building is also magnificent. Highly recommend!
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