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“A top site”
Review of Suleymaniye Mosque

Suleymaniye Mosque
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Istanbul Muslim Districts Private Half-Day Tour
Ranked #5 of 1,044 things to do in Istanbul
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Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Owner description: 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 both.
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
“A top site”
Reviewed 13 June 2014

Very large, truly magnificent and lacking the crowds of the Blue Mosque, it is truly awesome and grand, its peace on a grand scale.

Outside con one side of the Mosque is a row of food places all serving 'Beans and Rice' A plate of this with salad, bread and a drink is around 8TL, a good end to your visit.

Visited May 2014
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Timisoara, Timis, Romania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Worth the visit!”
Reviewed 13 June 2014

This mosque is less visited than Blue Mosque, so it's less people and crowded and also free entrance. It's close to Grand Bazar (in walking distance). It's worth to go there. If you don;t have proper clothes (for men, long pants and for women, knees covered, had & arms covered, they give you at the entrance things to cover your body, so it;s ok.

Visited June 2014
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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 June 2014

This mosque is on a high hill and visible from far. Beautiful from inside and definitely worth a visit. A short walk from the Grand Bazaar so you can do the two on the same day.

Visited June 2014
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
“Well worth your trip to see it!”
Reviewed 12 June 2014

My son Kyle thought that this Mosque was the most beautiful one in Istanbul.

The clean simplicity of the interior decorations are what we loved most versus the ostentatiousness of the other Mosques and the great architect Sinan built it.

Go in the afternoon and you'll get great sunlight shining through the windows and light up the domes.

We took the tram and walked up the hill to the Faith Mosque and then walked by the aqueducts to get here.

Visited April 2014
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Leeds, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
“Very grand”
Reviewed 12 June 2014

Enjoyed the walk from the grand bazaar to the mosque. Was definitely worth the visit very peaceful inside. Excellent courtyard and a really good view of the city and the sea from the corner of the courtyard.

Visited May 2014
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