Suleymaniye Mosque, built by Mimar Sinan under the order of Sultan Suleiman the Magnificent, was built according to classical Ottoman architectural features. The mosque was built during the journeyman’s journey of Grand Master Mimar Sinan.
History of Suleymaniye Mosque
Built between 1550 and 1557 by Mimar Sinan under the order of Sultan Süleyman the Magnificent, there are many structures around the Süleymaniye Mosque, such as madrasah (schools), hospitals, Turkish baths and libraries.
Known as Mimar Sinan’s journeyman’s work, it was built according to classical Turkish architecture. It attracts the attention of domestic and foreign tourists with its magnificent view and peaceful atmosphere.
Information About Suleymaniye Mosque
Suleymaniye Mosque has 4 minarets. The reason for this is that Suleiman the Magnificent was the 4th Ottoman Sultan after the conquest of Istanbul. The 10 minarets in the minarets symbolize the fact that Suleiman the Magnificent was the 10th Ottoman Sultan. The dome of the Süleymaniye Mosque is 53m. high and 27.5m in diameter. This large dome is reinforced with a half-dome just like in Hagia Sophia. There are 4 columns carrying this dome. These columns were moved from different Ottoman provinces. One is from the Temple of Baalbek in the Bekaa Valley, Lebanon, another from Alexandria, Egypt; Brought from Topkapi Palace and Vefa district
One of the important features of the Süleymaniye Mosque is its acoustics. Mimar Sinan, the greatest master of the period, placed hollow cubes around the dome and various points of the mosque in order to hear the sounds from every corner of the mosque. Thus, voice transmission has become more efficient.
Mimar Sinan opened a total of 32 windows to provide the best lighting. The oil lamps he used for lighting were calculated by calculating the airflow and collected in the soot room on the main entrance door of the mosque.
In addition, Mimar Sinan has placed ostrich eggs in the middle of the mosque’s large chandelier against insects and insects, which still exist today.
Suleiman the Magnificent, Mimar Sinan and Hurrem Sultan, such as the grave of many names in the mosque’s complex.
Where is the Süleymaniye Mosque?
The Süleymaniye Mosque is located in the district of Fatih, which takes its name from the district of Fatih.
How to go?
- They will go by personal vehicle: When coming from Galata Bridge-Eminönü direction, after crossing the bridge, they will see the Süleymaniye Mosque sign in the lights in front of Istanbul Commerce University.
- They will go by public transport: The easiest way to reach the mosque. Kabataş- Bağcılar tram line to come to Laleli stop, you can reach easily by using the signs here Süleymaniye Mosque.
- Experience the dried beans with rice duo in one of the most delicious dry bean restaurants in Istanbul, near the mosque.
- For a coffee in one of the terrace cafes offering views of the Bosphorus and Galata Bridge.