Construction of The Suleymaniye Mosque was ordered by Sultan Suleyman I, and began in late 1549, there were three thousand five hundred craftsmen working to create it, taking seven years to finish.
At the back of the mosque there are two mausoleums and a graveyard, including the expertly renovated tombs of Sultan Suleyman I, and his family. In front and just behind the perimeter is the tomb of architect Sinan, this however you cannot go to see this.
Bookseller’s Market (Sahaflar) The book market is a “must see” for those who enjoy the feel of books, both old and new. The market is easy to find as it is directly between the Covered Bazaar’s “Fesçiler Gate” and the Bayazit Square leading to the entrance of İstanbul University.