Suleymaniye Mosque

Open Time : 9:00 am to 6:00 pm

Entry : free

Address : Süleymaniye, Suleymaniye Mosque, Profesör Sıddık Sami Onar Caddesi, Fatih/İstanbul, Turkey

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Why to visit Suleymaniye Mosque

This is one of Istanbul's most important landmarks, built between 1549 and 1575 by renowned Ottoman architect Sinan. It is a wonderful blend of magnificence and simplicity, and it crowns Istanbul's seven hills. The building's most striking feature is its towering fifty-three metre high dome. In the garden area, there is an Ottoman cemetery where Sultan Süleyman and his family members were cremated. It is one of Istanbul's largest and most popular mosques, and it is visited by Muslims from all over the world.

The mosque complex was rather large, including a hammam, soup kitchen, hospital, dormitory, medical school, elementary school, and theological colleges among its amenities. The public is welcome to use the hammam. The soup kitchen has been converted into an Ottoman restaurant with a charming garden courtyard. This is also a nice spot to unwind with a cup of tea after a long day of sightseeing and impressions.

Special Tip

All guests must remove their shoes and cover their hair before entering, and ladies must cover their hair. For the duration of your visit to the mosque, you can borrow bags (for your shoes) and scarves. During prayer sessions, the Süleymaniye Mosque locks its doors to guests five times a day.

By Atharva Yeshwardhan

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