Suleymaniye Mosque, Istanbul

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Suleymaniye Mosque, Istanbul - Address

Address: Suleymaniye, Prof. Siddik Sami Onar Cd. No:1, 34116 Fatih/Istanbul, Turkey

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Time Required: 02:00 Hrs

Timings: 09:00 am - 05:30 pm Details

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It is one of the best examples of the architecture of the Ottoman Empire. This place was built by the Sultan Suleiman and is very popular among the tourists and people of Istanbul.

This place is also holding the tombs of emperor Suleiman as well as his wife Hurrem. This mosque was the part of larger complex which included educational as well as social service building. The guesthouse domes are also visible beyond wall to right and is one of the subsidiary buildings.

Suleymaniye Mosque Information

  • Closed to the public during prayer times.
  • It is the best place for those interested in History.
  • You can also enjoy many recreational activities at this place.

Suleymaniye Mosque Opening and Closing Hours

  • The entrance is free, donations are accepted.

How To reach Suleymaniye Mosque by Public Transport

  • Eminonu Kantarcilar

Restaurants Near Suleymaniye Mosque

  • Mimar Sinan Cafe
  • Haca Abdullah Lokantasa

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  • Honestly forget about the blue mosque, this one is a lot more beautiful, decorated with beautiful stained glass and colorful ceiling calligraphy. Also has great view of thw Bosporus, while being a lot less crowded.

  • Amazingly beautiful mosque, the most beautiful we saw in Istanbul. They had volunteers on site wearing "Ask me" badges, answering questions. Furthermore, it is a "living" place of worship and a wonderful window into a culture different from mine. Best cultural site we did in Istanbul.

  • Mosque of the most famous Ottoman Sultan, Suleyman the Magnificent. Wonderful views of Istanbul, the Bosphorus and the Golden Horn. The mosque itself is quite simple, but like Suleyman himself quite Magnificent. Designed my Master Sinan. With Arabic Clarigraphy inscribed on its many half domes. Sultan Suleyman's tomb and that of his wife Hurrem Sultan, as well as other family members can also be found in the Suleymaniye Complex.

  • Suleymaniye is outside Sultanahmet's touristy atmosphere. It's just outside the Grand Bazaar. I'd recommend that you walk to Suleymaniye near sunset hours and watch the day go by. While you're there also enjoy a local dinner with white beans and plain rice.

  • Amazingly beautiful mosque. Not only the building itself, but also it's location and views. It was definitely the most interesting mosque I've visited in Istanbul and it is well worth the walk.

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