Suleymaniye Mosque

The Süleymaniye Mosque is one of the most famous sights in Istanbul and is known for being the largest and most beautiful mosque in the city

Suleymaniye Mosque
Suleymaniye Mosque
Suleymaniye Mosque

Suleymaniye Mosque

The Süleymaniye Mosque is one of the most famous sights in Istanbul and is known for being the largest and most beautiful mosque in the city of Istanbul and also the most famous. Although it is not the great Ottoman mosque, it is considered the grandest and most beautiful in Ankara and Istanbul. Situated on the third hill, Sulymanis Mosque offers spectacular views of the city and the Golden Horn. It is also known to be a must-see for those interested in history, art, architecture, religion, history and architecture in general, as well as tourists.

The historic old peninsula has other sights in Istanbul, including the Grand Mosque of the Ottoman Empire, the Golden Horn and the Grand Palace of Istanbul.

If you get off at Vezneciler stop, you will have to walk about 10 minutes to reach the square where the mosque is located. The Blue Mosque and the Column of Constantine are only 500 metres away, but it takes about 20 minutes to reach the Süleymaniye Mosque on foot. While the Blue Mosque and Hagia Sophia take just over 10 minutes, the Suleysmaneya Mosque is a 20-minute walk away.

Many of Istanbul's best mosques were designed by the great Ottoman architect Sinan, but my first destination was the Süleymaniye Mosque. The mosque was designed to glorify the Sultan, and construction of the mosque began in 1550 and was almost completed in 1557. Due to the more than one hundred earthquakes that occurred during the construction work in Istanbul, there are slight cracks in the walls of this mosque. A mosque that would endure for centuries on such a steep hill had to wait a long time for its foundation to be in a reinforced building.

The courtyard of the mosque is surrounded by a low stone fence, behind which you can look down on the main entrance of the Süleymaniye Mosque and its courtyard. Here are the four columns, and the dome is round and covers a high wall of seven stories. The street where the Süleymeniya Mosque is located is covered with a round dome, covered with high walls of up to seven stories with four columns on each side.

The mosque itself was the most beautiful imperial mosque in Istanbul and is considered the most beautiful one, which was conceived as an architectural counterpoint to Hagia Sophia. There are two entrances to the Süleymaniye Mosque, one in the courtyard on the axis of the mosque and two more on either side of an outer courtyard.

The four minarets of the Süleymaniye Mosque represent the four Sultans who ascended the throne after the conquest of Constantinople. The Sultan, who emerged victorious from the war between East and West, commissioned the imperial architect Mimar Sinan to build the mosque, which was taken over by his son-in-law Sultan Mustafa II. When you enter the mosque itself, you will also notice the number of minarets, a number that only allowed the Sultan to put a mosque into operation.

The architect Sinan built the mosque in 7 years (1550 - 1557 AD) under the supervision of his son-in-law Sultan Mustafa II. Sultan Sultan Suleiman ordered it and used it as a base for the construction of other mosques in Istanbul, such as the Grand Mosque of Istanbul and the Grand Mosque.

The complex included four madrasas dedicated to four Islamic law schools, one one for hadith studies and one madrasa for religious studies. The largest and most important mosque of the time, the mosque also built a complex that included a mosque, a school for the study of the Koran and other religious texts, as well as a library and a public library.

The Süleymaniye Mosque consists of a rectangular (almost square) prayer hall measuring 69 m x 63 m and a prayer room with a capacity of 1,500 people. The mosque is a single room with several domes, i.e. the side floors of the mosque consist of several domes.

The dome was chosen by architect Sinan as the roof element of the mosque, as it was the most advantageous form of the structure for amplifying sound. The mosque is the dominant structure in the Kulliye, it is a structural element that supports the central dome and is an inspiring dome basilica. The Hagia Sophia, which was converted into a mosque under Mehmed II, serves as a model for the dome of the Süleymaniyye Mosque and also for other mosques in Istanbul. It is one of the most important mosques in Turkey and with a capacity of 1,500 people the largest mosque in Turkey.

It was built by the legendary architect Mimar Sinan and is known as Süleymaniye Camii or "Süleymeniyye Mosque." It is one of the largest construction areas of the organization, which was built under the leadership of the Ottoman Sultan Mehmed II and his son Sultan Mustafa II. It was the city as another imperial mosque and is the only mosque in Istanbul with a capacity of 1,500 people and the second largest in Turkey after Hagia Sophia