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Famed architect Sinan built this majestic structure for one of the greatest rulers of the Ottoman Empire. Although this mosque is less ornate, there are many similarities between it and the Hagia Sophia since the same architect was responsible for...more
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Sinan Aga Mah. Zeyrek Cad. No:4 | Zeyrek, Fatih, Istanbul, Turkey
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Reviewed today via mobile

It is a great place to visit while in Istanbul. Whether religious or not, it is a must visit to have a taste of the culture in turkey.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank fufuturfa
Reviewed today

very nice place biggest mosque in Istanbul. need to cover your head in mosque. quiet place like this place ..

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank ujwala p
Reviewed yesterday

For such a revered house of worship, the mosque's staff surely hosted every tourist well and respectful. The "dos-and-don'ts" and "when to visit" are clearly shown outside the mosque. Clear plastic bags are made available for your shoes and can be carried around. Shawls for...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank ykh_malaysia
Reviewed yesterday

really really worth to spend your time here. Go and see i am sure you will enjoy. architecture is really beautiful.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank mozetta20
Reviewed 2 days ago

After a steep climb arrived on the mosque grounds. First took some time to appreciate the magnificent views over Istanbul. The inside view was even more stunning and surprisingly no maintenance works were being conducted at this time of the year.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank iloves1nglemalt
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We visited this mosque on a cold grey morning and loved it The mosque is very beautiful and large The non-muslims cant go beyond a certain point inside the mosque but you dont miss anything as everything is visible The premises of the mosque is...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank SyedMohammadS4
Reviewed 4 days ago

An Ottoman/Turkish masterpiece in Istanbul. Construction started in AD 1550 by the order of Magnificent Sultan Suleyman, and completed in AD 1557. Iran's Shah Tahmasb, assuming that the construction period was extended because Ottomans had financial crisis, sent some diamonds and other valuable stones to...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We were searching for that view of Istanbul we frequently see on TV series and movies, and on a Sunday morning we found it! It’s a beautiful area and to avoid crowds or a lot of background noise, it’s best to go Sunday morning after...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Keri212
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

This mosque is very unique than other mosques. You can see magnificent Istanbul view from the backyard. The mosque has a very interesting graveyard also Emperor Suleyman's tomb is in there too. Inside the mosque very calming atmosphere captures the people. You should sit in...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank historicalcuriosity
Reviewed 1 week ago

A truly magnificent mosque and well worth a visit if you're in Istanbul. A very serene and respectful place. Across the square from Hagia Sophia , another beautiful mosque which was once a church. Istanbul is full of holy and sacred places .Turkey everywhere has...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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search of a bargain – be it a pair of brand name
jeans, a handcrafted silk rug, or a perfectly brewed
cup of tea. Outside the vast bazaar, worn, narrow
streets wind their way down from its lofty perch to
the southern shore of the Golden Horn, where the
evocatively aromatic Spice Bazaar beckons alongside
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GregoryBHere
26 December 2018|
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Response from Departure811861 | Reviewed this property |
Hello Gregory, The Blue Mosque is not Süleymaniye Mosque. The latter was renovated some years ago. Are you sure you mean the Blue Mosque? It is Sultanahmet Mosque.
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25 September 2018|
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Response from Ann H | Reviewed this property |
The first prayer call is a dawn and the last at sunset. Most guide books will give you the approximate times but it varies by season. If you get to the mosque during prayer, visit the cemetery and the final resting place... More
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25 September 2018|
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Response from Mohammadtayy | Reviewed this property |
Hi You can go there about 8 a.m until 9 p.m It is really awesome. You can not enter the mosque 🕌 in pray time, they have 5 times in a day that every time need to 15 minuets at last and if you arrive in these times you can... More
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