Stroll through the historic Istanbul neighborhoods of Süleymaniye and Vefa in the trail of architect Sinan on a 3-hour morning walking tour. Visit the largest mosque complex of the Ottoman Empire and try a traditional refreshment in Vefa.
What to Expect
This walking tour follows in the footsteps of one of Istanbul’s most influential architects, Mimar Sinan, chief architect during the Ottoman era in the early 16th century.
You will visit his most famous work of art, the Süleymaniye Mosque in the lovely Süleymaniye neighborhood.
Istanbul is a city located on 7 hills and the Süleymaniye area sits on the 3rd hill of the historical peninsula.
The tour covers the historical districts from Süleymaniye, including the largest Mosque complex of the Ottoman Empire, and continues to Vefa. Discover why Süleyman is named “The Magnificent” and listen as your guide tells you the story of Sinan, the most beloved son of Süleyman The Magnificent, Şehzade Mustafa.
Walk around the Vefa district and taste the traditional Turkish refreshment, Boza, made from fermented bulgur wheat.
Your stroll will also cover many other historical buildings in the area. Listen to stories of one of Turkey’s most important men and discover how he left his imprint on one of Istanbul’s most significant neighborhoods.
- English-speaking guide
- Entrance to sites
- Glass of Boza