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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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  • Sulaymaniye Mosque was built at the behest ot Sulaiman the Great. The mosque complex also has amongst others his tomb. Located on top of a hill facing the Halic, it is an imposing edifice and can be....  more
    Sulaymaniye Mosque was built at the behest ot Sulaiman the Great. The mosque complex also has amongst others his tomb. Located on top of a hill facing the Halic, it is an imposing edifice and can be....  more »
  • A great historical Mosque. This Mosque was built by the famous and talented Sinan. The structure was completed in only a few years...amazing. 
    A great historical Mosque. This Mosque was built by the famous and talented Sinan. The structure was completed in only a few years...amazing.  more »
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  • Beautiful mosque on the inside and outside. Almost prefer over the Blue Mosque.... Certainly while all the renovations are going on at the Blue Mosque... Which have been going on for years. The acoustics in this mosque are breath taking. I highly recommend you go during prayers and experience the full power of the internal architecture and how it enhances the acoustics. WOW!!
  • This was one of our favourites mosques. Being on top of a hill with a great view. The interior was just beautiful and the outside gardens are breathtaking. Very well maintained and a must see. Make sure we at least walk around the premises once, also a great spot to see the sunset.

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