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Places of Worship

1. Süleymaniye Mosque (Süleymaniye Camii)

This vast mosque, which dominates the skyline of the Golden Horn, is the crowning achievement of Koca Mimar Sinan, greatest of Imperial architects (for further details see Süleymaniye Mosque). Built in 1550–57 in the grounds of the old palace, Eski Saray, it is a suitably grand memorial to its founder, Süleyman I (for further details see 1529: Siege of Vienna and Süleyman I the Magnificent (1520-66)).

2. Blue Mosque (Sultanahmet Camii)

Commissioned by Ahmet I, the

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