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Travels in Turkey: Part 4 – Istanbul, Continued: Great Bazaars and Grand Mosques

Süleymaniye Mosque, Istsanbul

The Hagia Sofia and the Blue Mosque may be the most famous structures in Istanbul, and they are certainly spectacular, but I was more taken with the largest purpose-built mosque in the city: The Süleymaniye Mosque, built in the 1550s by master architect Sinan at the command of Süleyman the Magnificent. Read More »