Süleymaniye Mosque – Istanbul (Turkey)

Süleymaniye Mosque, the largest mosque of the Istanbul is a perfect example of Ottoman architecture. It is a beautiful mosque of Istanbul that can be easily spotted from a distance. It stands unique with its white exterior and fine built. The construction of Süleymaniye Mosque started in 1550 and ended in 1558.

Beautiful lSüleymaniye Mosque
Beautiful lSüleymaniye Mosque

The Ottoman imperial Süleymaniye Mosque was designed by the famous architect of his times, Mimar Sinan. The height of the mosque is 53 m (174 ft). The grand dome of Süleymaniye Mosque has a diameter of 26 m (85 ft). Süleymaniye Mosque has four beautiful minarets with a height of 72 m (236 ft).

Istanbul’s Süleymaniye Mosque
Istanbul's Süleymaniye Mosque

Süleymaniye Mosque was named so after the man behind its idea, the Sultan Süleyman. He wanted the architecture of the mosque to be a blend of Islamic and Byzantine architecture. The mosque was damaged by the fire in the year 1660. Later on the glory of the Süleymaniye Mosque was restored by Sultan Mehmed IV.

Süleymaniye Mosque Courtyard
Süleymaniye Mosque Courtyard

Süleymaniye Mosque is a landmark of Istanbul. The reason behind the building of Süleymaniye Mosque by the Sultan Süleyman was to build something in competition with the Haghia Sophia of Eastern Roman Empire. You can find marble, granite and porphyry columns in the vast court yard.

The Google rating for the Süleymaniye Mosque is 4.8 stars. Most of the people who visit the old part of Istanbul pay a visit to this beautiful mosque. The exterior and interior of the building are both commendable and grand. Süleymaniye Mosque is another big attraction after the famous Blue mosque of Istanbul.

Architectural Beauty Süleymaniye Mosque
Architectural Beauty Süleymaniye Mosque

Süleymaniye Mosque Instanbul Turkey
Süleymaniye Mosque Instanbul Turkey

Süleymaniye Mosque Instanbul
Süleymaniye Mosque Instanbul

Süleymaniye Mosque Interior
Süleymaniye Mosque Interior

Süleymaniye Mosque Night View
Süleymaniye Mosque Night View

Süleymaniye Mosque Turkey
Süleymaniye Mosque Turkey

Süleymaniye Mosque
Süleymaniye Mosque

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