Suleymaniye Hammam and Complex ofBuildings Adjacent to Suleymaniye Mosque
Suleymaniye Turkish Bath was built in 1557with Suleymaniye Mosque and Complex, which had been called as masterbuilder period work by Mimar Sinan.
Suleymaniye Bath, that reflects thearchitectural genius of Sinan attracts attention with its beauty andbreadth.
Mimar Sinan also used to go this hammam sinceopening, for his house was next to the Suleymaniye Complex. Hisenclosed bathing cubicle in hammam has been preserved until today.
The bathing cubical, which SultanSuleiman bathed in with the aim of bring them luck after opening theSuleymaniye Hammam, reserved for the professors of madrasa and theirassistants in the fallowing years. Specific customers of Hammam hadbeen the students of madrasa for centuries. Wooden dressing rooms ofchanging place under the big dome of the Suleymaniye Bath was addedin the 19th century. The spacious and bright caldarium section of theHammam consists of three iwans and four hermitages.
The eight marble columns surroundingheated marble slab to lie on for sweating and the arches between columns are worthseeing.
Suleymaniye Hamam is one of the clean, well-kept andadvisable Istanbul Turkish baths.
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Suleymaniye Mosque and The Complexof Historical Buildings Adjacent to the Mosque
This magnificent complex, that islocated on the Golden Horn slopes or in other words the the third top of Istanbul, justenough to excite even those who saw the unique skyline.
The complexwas completed in just seven years, with a tremendous workforce. Alleconomic means of that period had been mobilized for theconstruction. Master Architect Sinan's amazing organization is themost important factor in the completion of construction in a shortperiod of time. The Suleymaniye complex was built between the years1550-1557.
Mimar Sinan wanted materials from eachsides of the Empire, for this construction. One of the pink interiorcolumns of 9 meters in height and 114 centimeters in diameter wasdetached from Istanbul Kiztasi, the other from Topkapi Palace, thethird one from Alexandria and the last one from Baalbek Temple.
This 16th-century original work isqualified to give lessons to all ages in terms of both architecturalart and engineering.
A large dome in diameter 26.5 m covers over theinterior venue of Suleymaniye Mosque. The dome sits on the fourelephant feets under the giant pulley arche in four directions. Jarswere placed inside the domes as facing us, to prevent reverberationof sound. Two half-domes upholding the great dome of the mosque fromthe east and west. The height of the large dome is exactly 53 m. Themosque had illuminated by 128 windows and dozens of candles. A sootroom has architected on the entrance, to forestall to contaminatedthe walls by the soot coming from candles and also with the aim ofutilizing from the soot that collected inside, in the ink production.
The interior part of the mosque hadbeen decorated with beautiful calligraphy works done by the masterpenmans.
Courtyard of the mosque is as brilliantas inside.
The nine-domed last caboodle place of mosque rises oneight columns. There is a rectangle planned marble fountain in themiddle of the courtyard. The front entrance of the courtyard has beenemphasized by a monumental portico with triple windows.
Suleymaniye mosque has got fourminarets that two of them with two balconies surrounding the minarets(serefe) and other two with three balconies. All of ten Balconiesunderlined that Suleiman the Magnificent was sitting on the OttomanThrone as the tenth Sultan. Four minarets also emphasize thatSuleiman was the fourth Sultan of Istanbul.
The madrasas of the Suleymaniye Complexhas built in step order on the steep slope toward to the Golden Hornwith it domes and multi-roomed structure. Tabhane(guest section),Daruzziyafe(dining section), Sifahane (infirmary) on west directionlooks very proud with their high appearance.
The first school of that time in thesouth of the structures group, which spread over a wide area, todayserves as a children's library. The madrasas of Suleymaniye complex is still in use today, as the Suleymaniye Library.
Daruzziyafe (dining section), whichserves as a restaurant at the present time, with the peaceful silenceof the inner courtyard and it's coolness under the portico witharches, an exquisite structure which you can meet with historywhile eating.
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