Süleymaniye Mosque is 16 km (9 mile) far to Istanbul centurum. Suleymaniye mosque, or better known as the mosque of Suleyman the Magnificent, was built in the 16th century by the great Ottoman architect Mimar Sinan for Sultan Suleyman the Magnificient, also known as the Legislator. It stands on a hilltop (3rd hill) dominating the Golden Horn and contributing to the skyline of Istanbul. The mosque is the largest mosque of Istanbul.

Today Suleyman’s mosque is one of the most popular sights in Istanbul. Normally tourists enter the mosque from the inner courtyard and after taking the shoes off. Camera and flash is allowed in the mosque.

In November 2010 the Suleymaniye mosque is re-opened to public after a long restoration period of three years.

Süleymaniye Camii
Address: Süleymaniye – Istanbul
Phone: +90 212 5140139

Open daily except prayer times

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