Süleymaniye Imperial Mosque built 1550-1557. Golden Horn harbor, İstanbul, Turkey.
Architect Sinan, who wanted to exceed the grandeur of Hagia Sofia Cathedral, built Süleymaniye Imperial Mosque on Golden Horn harbor from 1550-1557. Süleyman and his wife are buried here. In the West, he is known as Suleiman the Magnificent. In the Islamic world, he is known as the Lawgiver (in Turkish "Kanuni"; making his formal Turkish name of Kanuni Sultan Süleyman), because he completely reconstructed the Ottoman legal system. This image is from İstanbul, in the Republic of Turkey.Add to Cart Add to Lightbox Download