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Süleymaniye Camii (Suleymaniye Mosque) is located in Istanbul and is the largest mosque in Turkey. The mosque was built in the golden age of the Ottoman Empire between 1550-1557 by an order of Sultan Suleiman I the Magnificent, who ruled the empire for 47 years. Süleymaniye Mosque is the work of architect Mimar Sinan, considered one of the most talented architects of his time. The Mosque is located in the middle of the cultural and religious complex, including a temple, cemetery, library, bathroom, hospital, a caravanserai (hostel) and more. The dome of the mosque is 53 meters high and its width is 26.5 meters. The mosque has four minarets, which means that it is built on the orders of the Sultan. Southeast of the building is the cemetery in which are buried Sultan Suleiman the Magnificent, his wife Roksalana and his sister, mother, Sultan Suleyman II and Sultan Ahmed II.
The Historical Suleymaniye Bath
The Historical Suleymaniye Bath is located in the historical area of Süleymaniye which was the centre of Istanbul in Ottoman times. The Magnificent Sultan Suleyman had this hamam built by the famous architect Sinan (also Suleymaniye Mosque) in 1550. The Suleymaniye Hammam is a mixed (male/female) hammam. There are no different sections for each sex thus families may comfortably enjoy the hammam together.The services included in the entrance fee include washing, peeling, soap massage, towels and slippers. There are lockable changing cabins. The website can be viewed in German, English, Russian, French and Spanish. Open daily from 07:00-24:00