Guided tour

Istanbul: Suleymaniye Mosque Guided Tour

Activity provider: Walks In Europe

Istanbul: Suleymaniye Mosque Guided Tour

Activity provider: Walks In Europe

From US$ 45.16 per person

Discover the life of the Ottomans during the 16th century on a comprehensive guided tour of Suleymaniye Mosque. Learn about Islam and the mosque's traditions, and admire the beautiful architecture.

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Duration 2 hours
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Live tour guide
English, German
Wheelchair accessible


  • Marvel at the architectural splendor of Suleymaniye Mosque on a guided tour
  • Find out about Ottoman life in the 16th century with your local guide
  • Listen to stories about Suleyman the Magnificent and the royal Ottoman family
  • End your Suleymaniye Mosque tour with free time to explore on your own
  • Learn about mosque traditions and Islam, and admire breathtaking views
Full description

Visit the most magnificent Ottoman mosque and take a comprehensive tour with a local guide. Find out about the mosque and its history, and enjoy breathtaking views over Istanbul from the mosque's courtyard.

Meet at a cafe just opposite the Suleymaniye Mosque, which stands in contrast to the modern buildings of Istanbul. See Mimar Sinan’s Suleymaniye Mosque built in the classical Ottoman style and learn about its still evocative architectural power. Explore the mosque and all its buildings, and hear about Ottoman life, mosque traditions, Islam, and more from your guide. Afterward, take in the views of Istanbul from the courtyard, 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. 

  • Local guide
  • Walking tour at a relaxed pace
  • 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

What to bring

  • Headscarf

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
Customer reviews

Overall rating

5 /5

based on 15 reviews

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Interesting and informative

We really enjoyed this tour and learnt a lot about the history of the Suleymaniye mosque and the Ottoman ruler. We started the tour in the surroundings of the mosque then finished up inside. Our guide Cetin was friendly and easy to get along with and happy to answer any questions we had. Thanks Centin for a great time! We'll definitely recommend your tour to others. Also, with the Blue Mosque currently closed to renovations this tour makes a great alternative.

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December 6, 2018

Informative- fun- to recommend

It was my 1st guided tour in Istanbul although I come here as frequent traveller to 20 yrs. It was great! (I decided to book now even more tours with the tour provider). The tour guide was full of information and fun. As I was the only signed up person for this day I had the pleasure of a private tour. Thanks Duygu. I really enjoyed and I do recommend this tour. For me Sūlemaniye mosque is the most impressive and beautiful mosque of Istanbul.

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July 16, 2018

A very professional guide

January 4, 2020

Product ID: 127046