The Suleymaniye Mosque constructed with order of Sultan Suleyman who was known Suleyman the Magnificent. The architecture Mimar Sinan started in 1550 and finished the mosque in 1558. The construction is a blend of Islamic and Byzantine architectural elements.
Suleymaniye Mosque was designed as a külliye and consists of the mosque itself, a hospital, primary school, public baths, a Caravanserai, four Qur’an schools, a specialized school for the learning of hadith, a medical college and a public kitchen which served food to the poor people. There are mausoleums of Sultan Suleyman I, his wife Hurrem Sultan and their daughter Mihrimah Sultan. I highly recommend you visit here!!!
It is still active mosque and open for prayers. It is closed during prayer times. Please check prayer times before you go for a visit. It is closed on Friday till 14:00.
Our female customers should carry a scarf to cover their head and wear suitable clothes for mosque visit. Your shorts and dresses should be below the knee and shoulders covered.
Entrance Fee: Free