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Suleymaniye Cami , Istanbul

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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 your Suleymaniye Cami visit and explore what else you can see and do in Istanbul using our Istanbul day trip planning site .
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  • You know, I find Suleymaniye Mosque Holy, why, because March 17, 2018 year I left there a bag, walked with her girlfriends photographed. Then left already for the territory, where I noticed that the bags that I have. It has been more than 30 minutes. I returned there and scared she stands and waits for me and no one touch to it. There have been dollars, Lira, rubles and salary card. Therefore, I advise everyone to visit this mosque. There give the Qur'an translated into Russian language. Now I read the Koran, to learn better the Muslim world.
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  • Stunning view of the Bosporous and the city from the side of the mosque as you enter the courtyard. The mosque is huge and beautiful and the gardens are well kept..  more »
  • Unique mosque commissioned by sultan Süleyman the magnificent and built by architect Sinan on one of the 7 hills of Istanbul. The garden behind the mosque offers a Masterful perspective on the tip of the Golden Horn and Galata bridge. Visit the student quarter of Vefa then typical with its small wooden Ottoman houses and drinking a boza to Vefa Bozacisi.
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  • We caught the tram to the Grand Bazaar stop and then just go straight down the street to the left of the Grand Bazaar. The Mosque is a 10-15 minutes walk from the Grand Bazaar and passes plenty of shops before turning left up the hill to the Mosque. Just before the Mosque is a lovely cemetery with irises growing amongst the headstones. After going through the cemetery there is a delightful terrace which offers magnificent views of the Bosporus and the rest of Istanbul. The domes and 4 minarets of the Mosque also make a good picture from the terrace and we then walked into the outer courtyard of the Mosque which was very peaceful after the huge crowds around the Blue Mosque. The inside of the Mosque was closed to visitors as it was prayer time when we were there but it was still well worth visiting for the views of the Bosporus.
  • As many writers have noted, this is a beautiful mosque that gets only light tourist traffic. I visited on a Sunday morning and there were only a couple dozen tourists. It has been recently restored, so all the colors are vibrant. It has a great view of the Bosporus as well.
  • Few words how to describe.... Amazing. Even not been Muslim you can feel the spirituality of the place.
  • Located on the Third Hill of of the city, it's the second largest mosque. Built in 1557, its architecture has more European influences than the traditional ottoman mosques. In my opinion is the most beautiful mosque in the city, the gardens, the location and the outstanding sights of the city from the hill will leave you in awe; definitely better than the views from the Galata tower.
  • A large unique mosque in Istanbul... It has the the tomp of Sultan Sulaiman Kanoni who built walls of Jerusalem... Gardens surround the buildings of mosque where u can spend time observing and thinking of the beauty of this mosque and nature around it.
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