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Suleymaniye Mosque, Istanbul: 75 reviews and 178 photos

  Suleymaniye Mosque Interior
by Kuznetsov_Sergey
 
  • Suleymaniye Mosque Interior - Istanbul
      Suleymaniye Mosque Interior
    by Kuznetsov_Sergey
  • Suleymaniye Mosque Interior - Istanbul
      Suleymaniye Mosque Interior
    by Kuznetsov_Sergey
  • Suleymaniye Mosque Interior - Istanbul
      Suleymaniye Mosque Interior
    by Kuznetsov_Sergey
  •  Suleymaniye Mosque Interior - Istanbul
  •  Suleymaniye Mosque Interior - Istanbul
 

The Süleymaniye was ravaged by a fire in 1660 and the dome collapsed again during the earthquake of 1766. Subsequent repairs damaged what was left of the original decoration of Sinan. The mosque was restored again in the middle of the 19th century by the Swiss-Italian architect brothers Gaspare and Giuseppe Fossati. In a botched attempt to restore it to its supposed original glory, the dome and the semi-domes were painted in an Ottoman baroque style. During the recent cleaning the original design was faithfully restored.

During World War I the courtyard was used as a weapons depot and when some of then ammunition ignited the mosque suffered another fire. Not until 1956 was it fully restored again. Now it?s still in restoration. I visited a small hall which was open for attendees and didn?t see main interiors.

You can watch my 1 min 46 sec HQ Video Istanbul Suleymanyie Mosque slide show part III out of my Youtube channel with Allah Akbar pray.

Address: Mimar Sinan Cad, Suleymaniye,
Phone: +90 506 769 3392
Website: http://www.ibb.gov.tr/sites/ks/en-US/1-Places-To-Go/mosques/Pages/suleymaniye-complex.aspx

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  • Updated May 9, 2009
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