Suleymaniye Mosque
Spiritual Center
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Built by the famous Ottoman architect, Sinan in the mid-16th century, the UNESCO-protected Suleymaniye Mosque (Süleymaniye Camii) is one of Istanbul’s most important architectural treasures. The mosque is the center-piece of a broader complex commissioned by Sultan Suleiman the Magnificent that holds a prominent position on Istanbul’s iconic skyline overlooking the Golden Horn. The complex included a library, hospital, Turkish bath, shops and the tombs, where the sultan and his wife, Hürrem Sultan are resting forevermore. When you visit the mosque there are a several things to look out for – other than the spectacular view. The four minarets symbolize Suleiman the Magnificent as the fourth sultan to reign over Istanbul and the ten balconies on these minarets represent him as being the tenth Ottoman sultan in history.
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Nov 5, 2016
There is a steep hike up the hill to Suleymaniye Mosque, but it is worth it! The view of the city and Bosporus is amazing! It is also called The Pink Mosque. read more>>
Nov 5, 2016
Jakeya Dilshad K
suleymaniye mosque is a must visit if you're in the area, the architecture of the building is simply breathtaking. Even though its a little climb uphill, but its all worth it once you're up.. read more>>
Nov 4, 2016
Anna R
I found it very interesting to visit as I'v never been to a mosque before. If you are a woman you would have to wear a scarf and wear long skirt. Both men and women have to take their shoes off. The... read more>>
Nov 4, 2016
This mosque is just beautiful and the views from here are amazing. We really enjoyed the walk up to the mosque from Eminonu too. The area around the mosque feels very authentic, like Istanbul for... read more>>
Nov 3, 2016
Daniel P
Is a buatiful mosque, big place, beatiful lights inside, the suleiman and his wife cave are back the mosque, is beatiful read more>>
Süleymaniye Cami 75, 34116 İstanbul
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Mausoleum of Sultan Suleyman the Magnificent
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