Fethiye / Telmessos

In this region of Mediterranean, there are so many small islands which are more beatiful each one than another. The coastal town Fethiye has been located in : and it attracts the More »

Aspendos / Antalya

  Aspendos whose another name is Belkis has been settled on a crossroad junction at 42 km away from Antalya to direction of Alanya. Its worwide famous amphitheater is the sole unbroken More »

Hagia Sophia

Hagia Sophia, is the first large church of Christian universe. After the conquest of Istanbul by the Ottoman Empire, it had been used as mosque and it has kept its value among More »

Topkapi Palace

The construction of the small lodges of the palace had been started in 1462 by Fatih Sultan Mehmet and the largest portion of the palace had been finished in 1578. This palace More »

MARMARA REGION ATRACTIONS

  ART, CULTURE, AND ENTERTAINMENT Cicek Pasaji, Istanbul Istanbul also has a rich program of light entertainment. Nightclubs provide splendid entertainment throughout dinner, ranging from a selection of Turkish songs to belly-dancing. More »

MARMARA REGION LANDSCAPES

  MARMARA REGION LANDSCAPES Sunset in Istanbul     Kiz Kulesi, Istanbul                 Misir Carsisi (Spice Bazaar)     Rumeli Hisari (Rumelian Fortress)                       Burgaz Island                 Golden Horn, istanbul     Cicek Pasaji (Flower Lane)                          Balik Pazari          More »

MARMARA REGION MUSEUMS

  The Basilica of Hagia Sophia (Holy Wisdom), now called the Ayasofya Museum, is unquestionably one of the finest buildings of all time. Built by Constantine the Great and reconstructed by Justinian in the 6th century, More »

MARMARA REGION MOSQUES

Across from Hagia Sophia stands the supremely elegant Imperial Sultanahmet Mosque with six minarets. Built between 1609 and 1616 by the architect Mehmet, the building is more familiarly known as the Blue Mosque because of its More »

 
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Suleymaniye Mosque

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Suleymaniye Mosque

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Suleymaniye Mosque

The magnificent Suleymaniye Mosque has been located on one of the hills which is one of the seven hills of Europe side. It had been constructed by the architect Mi mar Sinan by the commands of Kanuni Sultan Suleyman in the years between 1550 -1557. This mosque has 4 minarets and has 10 §erefe (balcony muezzin minaret) and this number of “ten” refers to i hat Kanuni Sultan Suleyman is the tenth Emperor of the Ottomans. The biggest dome has an altitude of 53 m and it raises up on four columns called as elephant feet. In addition to that, there are many big and small columns in the mosque. The mosque has 138 windows totally and most of them have been embellished with excellent vitrays (stained glasses).
The mystical appearance that is caused by the sun lights entering from the windows is imposibble to tell with the words here.
Kanuni Sultan Suleyman had been born in 1495 and died in 1560. The tombs of him and his beautiful wife Roxalene who had been a citizen of Russia, have been located in the back garden of the mosque. The tombs of Mihrimah Sultan the daughter of Kanuni Sultan Suleyman, the tomb of I. Suleyman and the tomb of Prince II. Ahmet have been located in the same garden.

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