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  1. Turkey
  2. Istanbul
  3. Suleymaniye Mosque

Istanbul: Suleymaniye Mosque in Istanbul & the Ottomans

Product ID: 127046
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Travel back to the days of Ottoman Istanbul on a 2-hour guided tour of Suleymaniye Mosque and the neighbourhood. Discover the life of the Ottomans during the 16th century and learn about the traditions of the mosque and Islam.
About this activity
Duration: 2 hours
Skip the ticket line
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
Wheelchair accessible
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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  • Enjoy a guided tour of Suleymaniye Mosque
  • Discover Suleymaniye neighbourhood with your local guide
  • Learn about life back in the 16th century Ottoman Istanbul
  • Listen to stories of Suleyman the Magnificent
  • Compare the royal Ottoman family to the European monarchs and find out the similarities
  • Find out the basics of Islam and traditions of visiting the mosques
  • Hear fascinating stories about Sinan - the sultan's architect
Full description
Meet at a cafe just opposite the Suleymaniye Mosque which stands in contrast against the modern buildings of Istanbul. This is Mimar Sinan’s Suleymaniye Mosque built in the classical Ottoman style and is still evocative of the power and splendor of its past.

Enjoy a comprehensive 2-hour guided tour of Suleymaniye Mosque and its complimentary buildings with a professional guide. Afterwards, enjoy the courtyard for breathtaking views over Istanbul and get tips for a leisurely stroll around the neighborhood.

End the tour with a cup of Turkish tea and talk about Suleyman the Magnificent and the royal Ottoman family's life in the 16th century. 

  • Professional local guide
  • Small group tour
  • Walking tour
What’s Not Included
  • Food and drinks
  • Transport to the site

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Meeting point

Meet at the small restaurant called Kurucu Ali Baba Kanaat Lokantası just opposite the Suleymaniye Mosque.

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Important information
Not allowed
  • Shorts
  • Sleeveless shirts
Know before you go
• All women must wear a scarf and follow a dress code for a mosque ( similar to Vatican dress code)
• Tour is scheduled apart from the praying hours
• All participants will take off their shoes and carry their shoes in a plastic bag
• Carpets cover the floor inside the mosque
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Product ID: 127046