The Süleymaniye Mosque (Turkish: Süleymaniye Camii) is an Ottoman imperial mosque located on the Third Hill of Istanbul, Turkey. It is the largest mosque in the city, and one of the best-known sights of Istanbul.Like the other imperial mosques in Istanbul, the mosque itself is preceded by a monumental courtyard (avlu) on its west side. The courtyard at the Süleymaniye is of exceptional grandeur with a colonnaded peristyle with columns of marble, granite and porphyry. At the four corners of the courtyard are the four minarets, a number only allowable to mosques endowed by a sultan (princes and princesses could construct two minarets; others only one). The minarets have a total of 10 galleries (serifes), which by tradition indicates that Suleiman I was the 10thOttoman sultan.

The main dome is 53 meters high and has a diameter of 27.5 meters. At the time it was built, the dome was the highest in the Ottoman Empire, when measured from sea level, but still lower from its base and smaller in diameter than that of Hagia Sophia.
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Category:Travel and Places
Subcategory:Middle East
Subcategory Detail:Turkey
Keywords:Constantinopel, Constantinople, Historic Areas of Istanbul, Islam, Istanboel, Istanbul, Moskee, Mosque, Patriomonio de la Humanidad, Süleymaniye Camii, Süleymaniye Mosque, Turkey, Turkije, Turquie, Türkei, Türkiye, Unesco, Welterbe, World Heritage, avlu, dünya mirası, historic areas of istanbul, minaret, patrimoine mondial, werelderfgoed