Tombs of Süleyman and Roxelana
The Süleymaniye crowns one of İstanbul's seven hills and dominates the Golden Horn, providing a landmark for the entire city. Though...
Adjoining Beyazıt Sq, this is the largest of the city's universities and has a history dating back to early Ottoman times. It moved to...
The 85m-tall Beyazıt Tower sits on top of one of the seven hills on which Constantine the Great built the city, following the model of...
Darüzziyafe (Former Soup Kitchen)
Set in the former imaret (soup kitchen) of the Süleymaniye Mosque, this cafe has a gorgeous courtyard so is an excellent tea or coffee...
Kuru Fasülyeci Erzincanlı Ali Baba
Join the crowds of hungry locals at this long-time fasülyeci (restaurant specialising in beans) opposite the Süleymaniye Mosque. It's...
Tombs of Süleyman and Roxelana information
To the right (southeast) of the main entrance to the Süleymaniye mosque is its cemetery, home to the octagonal tombs of Süleyman and his wife Haseki Hürrem Sultan (Roxelana). The tilework surrounding the entrances to both is superb and the ivory-inlaid panels in Süleyman's tomb are quite lovely.