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Süleymaniye Mosque (Süleymaniye Camii)
Süleymaniye Mosque (Süleymaniye Camii)

Süleymaniye Mosque (Süleymaniye Camii)

Free admission
Prof. Sıddık Sami Onar Cd. No:1,Süleymaniye Mah

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.

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Istanbul Old City: Hagia Sophia - Suleymaniye Mosque - Grand Bazaar
Istanbul Old City: Hagia Sophia - Suleymaniye Mosque - Grand Bazaar
$26.50 per adult
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Great tour to really learn about what you are seeing.
We had a wonderful experience. Our guide Erol was very friendly and knowledgeable. He took his time to show us around. Very happy to have taken this tour. Elisa
Elisa_L, Jun 2022

Recent reviews from experiences in Istanbul

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Luz_V, May 2022
Highlights of Istanbul: Hagia Sophia - Suleymaniye Mosque - Grand Bazaar
Aron was great, very knowledgeable of city and history. Great way to start our trip, got oriented, got great pointers for visits to attractions, shopping and eating. Very much worth the money and time. Arol English is great!
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Our tour guide was very...
Claudia_M, May 2022
Highlights of Istanbul: Hagia Sophia - Suleymaniye Mosque - Grand Bazaar
Our tour guide was very friendly and told us a lot about Istanbul and its neighbourhood. We can highly recommend this tour!
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Very knowledgeable guide, good value for money !
Louise_S, Apr 2022
Istanbul Old City: Hagia Sophia - Suleymaniye Mosque - Grand Bazaar
Very nice experience ! Erol speaks really well english and has a lot of anecdots and stories to tell about the monuments we have visited. It was a private visit for my boyfriend and I so we were able to ask all the question whe had, it's very precious when you compare it to the other guided visites where there is 30 persons for one guide.. Just a little point : it goes a bit fast if you want to take pictures and appreciate the moment but it's because Erol has a lot of things to share with you !
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Very interesting
Arooj_A, Nov 2021
Istanbul Old City: Hagia Sophia - Suleymaniye Mosque - Grand Bazaar
Our guide was Erol, he was really nice and very knowledgeable about the history of the city! You learn a lot during this tour.
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Erol is a great guide and...
Stefani_N, Apr 2022
Highlights of Istanbul: Hagia Sophia - Suleymaniye Mosque - Grand Bazaar
Erol is a great guide and the tour was very interesting and informative. Me and my friend really enjoyed it.
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Great tour
Ciaran_O, Mar 2022
Highlights of Istanbul: Hagia Sophia - Suleymaniye Mosque - Grand Bazaar
Erol was very friendly and knowledgeable. He met us as planned and for the following 3 hours gave us all information we needed on the many fantastic sites around the old city of Istanbul
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Erol was a wealth of information!
Karen_G, Oct 2021
Istanbul Old City: Hagia Sophia - Suleymaniye Mosque - Grand Bazaar
Erol was very knowledgeable about the historical facts of Turkey and it's sites, and spoke very fluent English. We highly recommend him! We had a wonderful time in Hagia Sophia, Spice Bazaar and Suleymanyie Mosque.
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This tour was perfect
Hernan_B, Oct 2021
Istanbul Old City: Hagia Sophia - Suleymaniye Mosque - Grand Bazaar
A unique experience knowing istambul with someone who knows it so much, English was perfect and we were able to know all the interesting facts about this beautiful city, thank you very much for everything!
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Istanbul guide I would recommend
Mark_H, Sep 2021
Istanbul Old City: Hagia Sophia - Suleymaniye Mosque - Grand Bazaar
My guide was Erol Utgun and we met as was pre-arranged. I had a great half day learning about the places visited and unknown facts. Very knowledgable about all things Turkey so we had some very good conservations about thing in general. I would have no hestitation in recommending Erol.
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Excellent!!
AndreaValeria_A, Aug 2021
Istanbul Old City: Hagia Sophia - Suleymaniye Mosque - Grand Bazaar
Erol was an amazing tour guide, he had a lot of knowledge and made the history of Istanbul very entertaining. He was so patient with the questions and even took pictures of us. Would 100% recommend, he'll make your tour extremely enjoyable.
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Informative but fun and interactive
Celina_M, Jul 2021
Highlights of Istanbul: Hagia Sophia - Suleymaniye Mosque - Grand Bazaar
I am solo travelling so booked this tour on my first day to get an overview. Had a great tour all by myself because the other group didn’t show up. It was very informative but also with fun notes and interactive questions. I also got help with my Istanbulcard (must have travel card). I would highly recommend this walking tour!
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Excellent tour
NehaJolly_M, Jul 2021
Istanbul Old City: Hagia Sophia - Suleymaniye Mosque - Grand Bazaar
Absolutely loved the tour. I was with my parents and Erol was extremely patient and explained everything in detail. His vast knowledge was immediately evident. He set the pace according to his clients. I would highly recommend him.
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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.

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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.

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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.

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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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Frequently Asked Questions
The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
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