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Süleymaniye Mosque (Süleymaniye Camii) Tours

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Süleymaniye Mosque (Süleymaniye Camii)
Commissioned by Suleyman the Magnificent and built in the 16th century by the celebrated Ottoman architect Mimar Sinan, Süleymaniye Mosque (Süleymaniye Camii) is the largest imperial mosque in Istanbul. Surrounded by a sprawling landscaped courtyard and with a clear view of the Bosphorus Strait, it’s a stunning and active place of worship to visit in Turkey.
 
The Basics
Located in Istanbul’s historical and bustling Fatih neighborhood, Süleymaniye Mosque is part of a larger complex of historical buildings that include a religious school and the mausoleums of sultans. The lofty interior of the mosque is decorated with Iznik tiles and colorful carpets, and its four minarets punctuate the skyline.
 
Some small-group and private walking tours combine a visit to Süleymaniye Mosque with other Ottoman mosques nearby, including Selimiye Mosque and the Blue Mosque, or with the Grand Bazaar and Hagia Sophia.
 
Things to Know Before You Go
  • The mosque is closed to visitors during prayer times.
  • Süleymaniye Mosque is a must-visit for history and architecture enthusiasts.
  • Prayer times are longer on Fridays, so the mosque will be closed for more of the day. Make sure to check on any Muslim and Turkish holidays, as that can also affect opening hours.
 
How to Get There
Süleymaniye Mosque is uphill from the Eminonu tram stop, and is also accessible from the Beyazit tram stop. There are also various public buses that stop near Süleymaniye Mosque. The easiest way to reach Süleymaniye Mosque directly is by taxi. Skip the hassle of arranging your arrival with an Istanbul tour that includes round-trip transport.
 
When to Get There
Süleymaniye Mosque is less crowded than Istanbul’s Blue Mosque, so most times of day are calm for visiting. The mosque is closed to non-Muslims during prayer times, which are listed in front of the mosque and can also be found online.
 
Visiting an Active Mosque in Istanbul
Visitors to Turkey’s mosques are required to dress appropriately. Women must cover their head, shoulders, and knees, while men should make sure their shoulders and knees are covered. Bring along a scarf for convenience, though headscarves are provided at the door. Wear a long skirt or pants and a short-sleeve shirt, and make sure to wear shoes that are easy to slip on and off.
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Best of Istanbul: 1, 2 or 3-Day Private Guided Tour

Best of Istanbul: 1, 2 or 3-Day Private Guided Tour

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Prepare to be awed by Istanbul’s magnificent architecture, rich history, and eclectic bazaars as you discover the unmissable highlights of the Old City on this 1-, 2-, or 3-day private tour. Marvel over the glorious Hagia Sophia, learn how the Blue Mosque earned its famous nickname, and see the ancient Basilica Cistern. Tour Topkapi Palace to gain an insight into the lavish lifestyles of the Ottoman sultans and their harem, and browse the legendary Grand Bazaar, where you find everything from carpets to Turkish delight.
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Private Layover Tour from Istanbul Airport & Hotels

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Historic Off the Beaten Path Tour of the Real Istanbul

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Segway Istanbul Old City Tour - Morning

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Forget about exhausting foot marches, experience Istanbul simply in an elegant way. No Experience Necessary! Learn to ride a Segway less than 2 minutes and join our professional guided city tours. Tour starts daily at 10.00am, tour duration is 3 hours. Please check also afternoon and evening segway tours in viator.
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Istanbul Sightseeing Tour Including Süleymaniye Mosque and Lunch

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Take in two of Istanbul’s most iconic sights and two of its lesser-known gems on this unique full-day sightseeing tour, including hotel transfers and a delicious 3-course lunch. Marvel over the spectacular Süleymaniye Mosque, the biggest in the city, then venture underground to explore the eerily beautiful Basilica Cistern, which dates back to Roman times. Spend time browsing the myriad stalls of Istanbul’s legendary Grand Bazaar, then prepare to be dazzled as you tour Topkapi Palace, the lavish former residence of the Ottoman sultans.
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Sunday Group Flights 15 Min Middle Seat

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Segway Istanbul Old City Tour - Afternoon

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Forget about exhausting foot marches, experience Istanbul simply in an elegant way. No Experience Necessary! Learn to ride a Segway less than 2 minutes and join our professional guided city tours. Tour starts daily at 15.00, tour duration is 3 hours. Please check also morning and evening segway tours in viator.
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Skip the Line: Topkapi Palace Including Süleymaniye Mosque and Ceramics Workshop in Istanbul

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Best Of Turkey Tour 10 Days Small Group

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Segway Istanbul Old City Tour - Evening

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  • 7 hours
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Exotic Istanbul Tour - Chora Church, Imperial Mosques, Bazaars, Fener and Balat

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  • 6 to 7 hours
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Street Food Tour in Istanbul

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10 Day Private The Best of Turkey Tour

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The Exotic Istanbul - Private Tour (with Chora Church, Fener & Balat)

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  • 6 hours
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$132.00
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