"Suleymaniye Mosque (the Mosque)" Suleymaniye Mosque Tip by Martin_S.

Suleymaniye Mosque, Istanbul: 75 reviews and 178 photos

  Suleymaniye Mosque, Istanbul, Turkey
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      Suleymaniye Mosque, Istanbul, Turkey
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We entered the mosque, which has many scaffoldings surrounding it, especially on several of the minarets, from the main entrance. Upon entering the "guardian" asked for money so Zohara (my wife) could use a scarf as a head covering. Telling us that it was a "DEPOSIT" and that we would receive the 10YTL on exiting and returning the scarf. When we exited and returned the scarf to the guardian, he, all of a sudden, did not understand our English and refused to return our deposit, nor would he return to us the scarf...so be careful if you visit the Suleymaniye Mosque, maybe that is how they get money for the repairs.
Now for the sad part, much of the interior of the mosque was closed off for repairs, but there was NO MENTION of this on the exterior, only the entrance and one single room were we able to view and those are the few photos I show here.

Found a nice internet site that gives better explanations than I ever could at: http://www.saudiaramcoworld.com/issue/200605/suleymaniye/default.htm

Address: Mimar Sinan Cad, Suleymaniye,
Phone: +90 506 769 3392
Website: http://www.istanbul.gov.tr/Default.aspx?pid=312

Review Helpfulness: 3.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Updated Jan 14, 2009
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