Galata Bridge and Süleymaniye Mosque
Istanbul - Turkey
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The Süleymaniye Mosque (Turkish: Süleymaniye Camii) is an Ottoman imperial mosque located on the Third Hill of Istanbul, Turkey. It is the second largest mosque in the city, and one of the best-known sights of Istanbul.
The Mosque was built on the order of Sultan Süleyman (Süleyman the Magnificent) with the architectural genius of Sinan Pasha. The construction work began in 1550 and the mosque was finished in 1558.
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