The Suleiman Mosque

The largest mosque of the city was set up of 1550 to 1557 for largest of the sultans, Soliman-the-Splendid , over the third hill of the old man Stamboul d’où it dominates the Horn d’Or majestueusement. SOLIMAN THE MAGNIFICENT reigned of 1520 to 1566. Combined of François 1st of France, it took Belgrade, Rhodos, overcame the Hungarians with Mohacs and put the seat in front of Vienna in 1529. Its reign marked the apogee of the empire ottoman.

     

It is the most imposing monument ottoman by its dimensions, whose enormous Cupola 27 meters in diameter is posed on 4 large 53 meters height pilliers 

It comprises 4 slim minarets. Its cupola D ’une 53 meters height to the key rests on a bored drum of 32 windows, of a diameter of 26m50. Gallery with arcades occupy space between these columns and the buttresses. Ravissants the stained glasses of the wall are the work of certain Sarhos Ibrahim; the earthenware used with much sobriety, are the first specimens of new syle born in Iznik. The decoration of the vault of the central cupola is remarkably fine and adds to the giddiness height . One can attend the meeting of the prayers .


       

 The cemetery with l’est of the mosque contains several mausoleums, of which those of Soliman-the-Splendid and Bitch.

The funerary garden being next to Süleymaniyé

texts and photographs : Stephane Mugnier


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