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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
$29.51 per adult
Traveler Favorite
Erol was a wealth of information!
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.
Karen_G, Oct 2021

Recent reviews from experiences in Istanbul

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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
Excellent!!
Andrea_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
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
Perfect tour for someone who had...
Mr W G M, May 2017
Istanbul Sightseeing Tour Including Grand Bazaar, Suleymaniye Mosque and Sultanahmet
Perfect tour for someone who had arrived three hours earlier after a sleepless overnight flight from Durban. Only two of us on tour along with our guide Ekrem. Leisurely and informative tour. Ekrem was relaxed and friendly. Off beaten track tea shop with panoramic view. Wow. Recommend.
star-5
We really enjoyed this tour. Our...
Sarah B, Sep 2017
Skip the Line: Topkapi Palace Including Süleymaniye Mosque and Ceramics Workshop in Istanbul
We really enjoyed this tour. Our guide, Yil, was terrific. He knew I had a sore leg so he took it at a pace I could handle there were only two of us for this particular tour. Yil was a wealth of knowledge and very passionate about his country. He didn't want us to miss anything. Had we toured the palace on our own we would have enjoyed it but not gotten nearly as much out of it as we did. We also appreciated being ushered to the front of the line! Worth it!
star-5
Excellent tour! I was in luck since...
Mattias R, Jun 2018
Istanbul Sightseeing Tour Including Süleymaniye Mosque and Lunch
Excellent tour! I was in luck since I was the only one having booked the tour that day. So a small-group tour turned into a private tour for me. And my guide Tenner was extremely knowledgable and very friendly!
star-5
Excellent tour
Neha_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.
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We did this tour on our first day in...
Eddy M, Mar 2017
Istanbul Sightseeing Tour Including Grand Bazaar, Suleymaniye Mosque and Sultanahmet
We did this tour on our first day in Istanbul. Luckely for us, the small group was just my wife and I. We had a fantastic guide Tolga. We got so much information about the places we visited with him and many tips about what we could do the next days in Istanbul. This tour is highly recommandable, certainly on the first day in Istanbul.
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!

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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