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Suleymaniye Mosque

Suleymaniye Mosque is one of the most famous mosques in Istanbul. The mosque, built between 1551 and 1558, is the masterpiece of an architect Sinan. This masterpiece, made for Sultan Suleiman the Magnificent, has a mosque, a madrasa, a library, a mansion and other social buildings. The mosque was basically built using Ottoman architecture. A large dome supports two small domes and is likened to Hagia Sophia in structure. In fact, according to a custom, Süleymaniye Mosque was built because an Ottoman structure was needed to compete with Hagia Sophia.



This building, which was built by the great architect Sinan who was a famous architect in the world, was built with the last technology of the era when it was built. Even though there are many catastrophic disasters, it has survived in a magnificent way without any damage and it is an indispensable list of places to visit in Istanbul. One of the symbols of Istanbul, Suleymaniye Mosque, two minarets 76, the other two minarets 56 meters high. This height difference is blended with a good perspective and the front and rear facades are constructed at different heights. The Ottoman Empire enjoyed the most glorious days during the reign of Süleyman the Magnificent. Süleymaniye Mosque was also made in this era.

In the courtyard of the mosque there can be seen the tomb of Kanuni Sultan Süleyman and his wife Hürrem Sultan. These kinds of figures are striking with various stained glass and diamond ornaments. When you come to Suleymaniye Mosque, you will notice that each detail is thought separately and each one is worth seeing. The dome, the minaret, the fountain and the porticoes, the ornamentation and the interior decoration of the mihrab and the dome, and the atmosphere creating the successful sound acoustics must be seen.

Suleymaniye Mosque Visit Information


Address: Süleymaniye St.. 34116 Fatih Istanbul

Transportation: You can reach the Eminönü district by bus, tram, metro or ferry.

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