Suleymaniye Mosque

Rhodes, Greece

The Suleymaniye Mosque was a mosque originally built after the Ottoman conquest of Rhodes in 1522 and reconstructed in 1808. It was named by the Sultan Suleiman to commemorate his conquest of Rhodes.

This mosque was the first mosque in the town of Rhodes, built soon after Ottomans besieged it and captured it in 1522. In 1808 the current building of mosque was built through the reconstruction of this first mosque. Its plaster is rose-pink. The most of the mosque was reconstructed using materials of the buildings which existed at the same place in the earlier period. The pillars of the outer arcade belonged to the Christian church. It currently serves as a museum.

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Apollonion 11, Rhodes, Greece
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Founded: 1522/1808
Category: Religious sites in Greece

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Aamer Tageldin (5 months ago)
A piece of art, if you go to Rhodos you must visit it
S S (15 months ago)
Turkey"s share of history in Rhodes. Nice place
Mirek Zabski (18 months ago)
Mosque of Suleiman it’s an architectural windfall for visitors who likes medieval history. A.D 1522. Dome height 49 ft. The height of the minaret 111 ft. It's a large medieval construction. Built on an earlier Cristian Church of the Apostles. The medieval Old Town of Rhodes is a place where many important historical facts are cross. As well as, there is also occurs the coexistence of three great religions Christianity, Orthodox and Islam. An architectural construction worth to visit. I admired the Süleymaniye Mosque in October 2016.
LouannaNEGUT Gmail (19 months ago)
Beautiful mosque, great location .
wolfpackrides (2 years ago)
Beautiful mosque ? to take pics and just look and admire the history
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