Suleymaniye Hammam and Complex of Buildings Adjacent to Suleymaniye Mosque

Suleymaniye Hammam and Complex of Buildings Adjacent to Suleymaniye Mosque

Suleymaniye Turkish Bath was built in 1557 with Suleymaniye Mosque and Complex, which had been called as master builder period work by Mimar Sinan.

Suleymaniye Bath, that reflects the architectural genius of Sinan attracts attention with its beauty and breadth.

Mimar Sinan also used to go this hammam since opening, for his house was next to the Suleymaniye Complex. His enclosed bathing cubicle in hammam has been preserved until today.

The bathing cubical, which Sultan Suleiman bathed in with the aim of bring them luck after opening the Suleymaniye Hammam, reserved for the professors of madrasa and their assistants in the fallowing years. Specific customers of Hammam had been the students of madrasa for centuries. Wooden dressing rooms of changing place under the big dome of the Suleymaniye Bath was added in the 19th century. The spacious and bright caldarium section of the Hammam consists of three iwans and four hermitages.

The eight marble columns surrounding heated marble slab to lie on for sweating and the arches between columns are worth seeing.

Suleymaniye Hamam is one of the clean, well-kept and advisable Istanbul Turkish baths.

Suleymaniye Hammam Contact;

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Suleymaniye Mosque and The Complex of Historical Buildings Adjacent to the Mosque

This magnificent complex, that is located on the Golden Horn slopes or in other words  the the third top of Istanbul, just enough to excite even those who saw the unique skyline.

The complex was completed in just seven years, with a tremendous workforce. All economic means of that period had been mobilized for the construction. Master Architect Sinan's amazing organization is the most important factor in the completion of construction in a short period of time. The Suleymaniye complex was built between the years 1550-1557.

Mimar Sinan wanted materials from each sides of the Empire, for this construction. One of the pink interior columns of 9 meters in height and 114 centimeters in diameter was detached from Istanbul Kiztasi, the other from Topkapi Palace, the third one from Alexandria and the last one from Baalbek Temple.

This 16th-century original work is qualified to give lessons to all ages in terms of both architectural art and engineering.

A large dome in diameter 26.5 m covers over the interior venue of Suleymaniye Mosque. The dome sits on the four elephant feets under the giant pulley arche in four directions. Jars were placed inside the domes as facing us, to prevent reverberation of sound. Two half-domes upholding the great dome of the mosque from the east and west. The height of the large dome is exactly 53 m. The mosque had illuminated by 128 windows and dozens of candles. A soot room has architected on the entrance, to forestall to contaminated the walls by the soot coming from candles and also with the aim of utilizing from the soot that collected inside, in the ink production.

The interior part of the mosque had been decorated with beautiful calligraphy works done by the master penmans.

Courtyard of the mosque is as brilliant as inside.

The nine-domed last caboodle place of mosque rises on eight columns. There is a rectangle planned marble fountain in the middle of the courtyard. The front entrance of the courtyard has been emphasized by a monumental portico with triple windows.

Suleymaniye mosque has got four minarets that two of them with two balconies surrounding the minarets (serefe) and other two with three balconies. All of ten Balconies underlined that Suleiman the Magnificent was sitting on the Ottoman Throne as the tenth Sultan. Four minarets also emphasize that Suleiman was the fourth Sultan of Istanbul.

The madrasas of the Suleymaniye Complex has built in step order on the steep slope toward to the Golden Horn with it domes and multi-roomed structure. Tabhane(guest section), Daruzziyafe(dining section), Sifahane (infirmary) on west direction looks very proud with their high appearance.

The first school of that time in the south of the structures group, which spread over a wide area, today serves as a children's library. The madrasas of Suleymaniye complex is still in use today, as the Suleymaniye Library.

Daruzziyafe (dining section), which serves as a restaurant at the present time, with the peaceful silence of the inner courtyard and it's coolness under the portico with arches, an exquisite structure which you can meet with history while eating.

Daruzziyefe Contact;

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