Built by the greatest architect of the Ottoman Empire – Sinan, between 1550 -1557, Suleymaniye Mosque stands as undoubtedly his greatest work in Istanbul. Sultan Suleyman the Magnificent, who enjoyed the longest reign in the Ottoman Empire, between 1520-1566, gave the order for its construction. The Suleymaniye Mosque also holds the tombs of the Sultan and his lover Hurrem (Roxelana).
While in this area, why not also visit the nearby Chora Church with exquisite golden Byzantine mosaics.
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