The Süleymaniye Mosque or the Süleymaniye Camii in Turkish is a popular landmark in Istanbul. Located on the third of Istanbul’s seven Hills, the mosque overlooks the Golden Horn.
The mosque was built between 1550 and 1557 by the talented architect Mimar Sinan and was restored by architects and calligraphers from 2007 to 2010.
It’s one of the largest mosque in the city with 59 meters in length and 58 meters in width and a huge dome. Since Süleyman was the 10th sultan after the constitution of the empire and the fourth Osmanli sultans, he wanted a mosque with four minarets and ten balconies to Immortalize this fact.
It includes also a public kitchen, a hospital, a Quran school and a hammam.
The interior of the Mosque is very beautiful with İznik tiles, large glass windows and impressive carpets.
The garden courtyard behind the mosque offer amazing views of the Golden Horn and includes a restaurants and a place for drinking tea.
On the right of the entrance, there are the tombs of Süleyman and his wife.