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- 98%History Buffs
- 98%Local Culture
- 75%Art & Design Lovers
- 74%Spiritual Seekers
- 51%Outdoor Enthusiasts
Member Reviews (18)
- Süleymanıye CamııMember ofLocal CultureBudget TravelersBusiness Travelers+ 2Jan 06, 2014
Due to the limited amount of time that we had in Istanbul, we opted to see the Sulemaniye Mosque instead of the Blue Mosque during our tour of the city. It's away from a lot of the other major sites in Istanbul, but I would highly recommend it. It's very much worth the visit.
The mosque is an architectural marvel. There were so many amazing details used in the design of the mosque, down to the use of ostrich eggs to ward away spiders. It's also absolutely beautiful.
- Süleymanıye CamııMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsFamily Travelers+ 4Nov 30, 2013
The mosque of Sulyman the Magnificent is the finest work of the famous architect Mimar Sinan in the city of Istanbul. The Sulymaniye sits on top of a hill overlooking the Golden Horn. The grounds are isolated from the throngs of shoppers and tourists you'll find around New Mosque or Sultanahmet. Be sure to check out the Ottoman cemetery inside the grounds and note how the headpieces of the grave stones denote the ranks of the people buried there. The tombs of the Sultan and his wife are usually open. The interior of the mosque is painted in darker tones than many of the other mosques. However the Sulymaniye boasts some of the finest Iznik tiles in the city.
- Süleymanıye CamııMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsStudents+ 1Nov 01, 2013
My personal favorite Mosque in Istanbul built by the famous Mimar Sinan Architect. Completed in 1558 under Sultan Süleyman the Magnificent, the architecture is unrivaled. It has a beautiful grass and oak tree courtyard often used as a park for locals. Massive and breathtaking the interior of the mosque is well lit with large lightly sainted glass windows and white walls with minimal decorations.
Using minmal colored Iznik tiles many of the inlets are decorated with ivory and mother of pearl. Unlike many mosque's and the Hagia Sophia in Istanbul which often have dark interiors and are hard to light, Suleymaniye is constantly glowing on the inside. Sometimes it even feels like it is brighter inside the mosque than outside. East of the New Mosque (Yeni Camii) and North of the Grand Bazaar it is a little out of the way for many tourists but is worth the walk!
Besides the Selimiye Mosque in Edirne this is one of Mimar Sinan's greatest works. Mimar was the chief Ottoman Architect for Süleyman the Magnificent, Selim 11 and Murad 111
- Süleymanıye CamııDec 21, 2012
Suleymaniye is my favourite amongst all the mosques of the world... It was built by the chief architect "Sinan" in the 16th century. Sinan was a genius, who built 375 monuments all over the Ottoman territories of his time, including Mostar bridge, Selimiye mosque, also he restored Hagia Sophia... Suleymaniye (Kulliyesi) Complex is one of his greatest works, built in the name of Suleyman the magnificent. It is not only a mosque, it also includes school, library, hospital, hamam, soup kitchen, graveyard & shops... The natural light & acoustic inside the mosque is the outcome of Sinan's genius... It is the most relaxing place I have ever seen... Try to go there in-between the prayers, so that you can enjoy the tranquilty.
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