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
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
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.
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
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
Courtyard of the mosque is as brilliant
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
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