"Suleymaniye's grave" Suleymaniye Mosque Tip by Bigjones

Suleymaniye Mosque, Istanbul: 75 reviews and 178 photos

  Suleymaniye's grave
by Bigjones

When visiting the Suleymaniye's mosque, don't miss Sinan's mausoleum where the Sultan is buried, it's really beautiful.

Suleymanie the Magnificent ruled the Ottoman Empire for 46 years between 1520 - 1566. This was a rising period for Istanbul, as well as for the whole Empire. Many valuable buildings were constructed during this period such as the Suleymaniye Mosque and annexes, other mosques and baths built on behalf of his wife Roxelane (one of the most outstanding examples of powerful women in the Ottoman Empire and the only loved wife of the Sultan).
During his reign, Suleymaniye substantially extended the Empire and was responsible for transforming the army and the judicial system. Suleymaniye himself was a poet and accomplished goldsmith. He died on September 6th 1566 during the war with Austria.

Address: Mimar Sinan Cad, Suleymaniye,
Phone: 905067693392
Website: http://www.istanbul.gov.tr/Default.aspx?pid=312

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  • Updated Sep 25, 2003
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