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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 - Spice Bazaar
Istanbul Old City: Hagia Sophia - Suleymaniye Mosque - Spice Bazaar
$28.72 per adult
Traveler Favorite
Very interesting
Our guide was Erol, he was really nice and very knowledgeable about the history of the city! You learn a lot during this tour.
Arooj_A, Nov 2021

Recent reviews from experiences in Istanbul

star-5
Erol was a wealth of information!
Karen_G, Oct 2021
Istanbul Old City: Hagia Sophia - Suleymaniye Mosque - Spice 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.
star-5
This tour was perfect
Hernan_B, Oct 2021
Istanbul Old City: Hagia Sophia - Suleymaniye Mosque - Spice 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!
star-5
Istanbul guide I would recommend
Mark_H, Sep 2021
Istanbul Old City: Hagia Sophia - Suleymaniye Mosque - Spice 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.
star-5
I highly recommend this tour
wijesundararuvini, May 2019
Istanbul Sightseeing Tour Including Grand Bazaar, Suleymaniye Mosque and Sultanahmet
I was lucky to have Beyza as my tour guide. she was wonderful and showed me around the old city. Bezya was knowledgeable and gave me a historical overview of the place. she was patient and gave me time to explore/ ask questions etc. I highly recommend this tour.
star-5
Excellent!!
AndreaValeria_A, Aug 2021
Istanbul Old City: Hagia Sophia - Suleymaniye Mosque - Spice 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.
star-5
Excellent tour
NehaJolly_M, Jul 2021
Istanbul Old City: Hagia Sophia - Suleymaniye Mosque - Spice 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.
star-5
definitely worth is
sadia, Dec 2020
Istanbul Old City: Hagia Sophia - Suleymaniye Mosque - Spice Bazaar
My tourguide was very helpful and brought a headscarf for the mosques and sanitiser. The sites were gorgeous and we did a tea tasting in the end which was fun.
star-5
Awesome Old City Tour!
Sean_S, Sep 2020
Istanbul Old City: Hagia Sophia - Suleymaniye Mosque - Spice Bazaar
We highly recommend this tour. Erol was very informative and was able to answer all of our questions. I would recommend anyone traveling to Istanbul to experience this half-day tour.
star-5
Amazing Experience
Gerald L, Sep 2019
Istanbul Old City: Hagia Sophia - Suleymaniye Mosque - Spice Bazaar
Erol was fantastic!! Visited the beautiful city of Istanbul together with my wife for honeymoon. Erol knowledge about Istanbul provided us with a very interesting insights on the various history and culture of the city. We highly recommend anyone who is visiting the city to try and do this on the first day. He also provided us with lots of pro tips to find the best food and places. 5 stars for sure!
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Tour with our guide Erol
Brian_H, Jun 2019
Istanbul Old City: Hagia Sophia - Suleymaniye Mosque - Spice Bazaar
Erol was fantastic. He was interesting and informative and highlighted all the key points. He also provided us with additional helpful information. Many thanks Erol

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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