Edirnekapi Mihrimah Sultan

May 11, 2010 04:28 by haci
Edirnekapi Mihrimah Sultan Complex  The Mihrimah Sultan mosque is located on Fevzi Pasa Street at Edirnekapi neighborhood in Fatih County. The mosque was built between 1562-1565 by the architect Sinan by the order of Mihrimah Sultan, daughter of Süleyman the Magnificent. Its construction was co... [More]

Ahi Celebi Mosque

May 11, 2010 04:20 by haci
Ahi Celebi Mosque It is estimated that Ahi Chelebi Mosque, which was placed at a corner where Yogurtçular Street intersects with Değirmen Street in Eminonu district, was built between 1480-1500. It was built by Tabib Kemal Ahi Can Tebrizi, placed with rectangular planning and with a dome supporte... [More]

Rustem Pasa Mosque

May 11, 2010 04:15 by haci
The Rüstem Paşa Mosque was built by a famous Croatian, Rüstem Pasha (1500-1561), one of the Grand Viziers of the Ottoman Empire and married to the daughter of Sultan Süleyman the Magnificent, Mihrimah Sultan. In 1561, it was designed by Mimar Sinan ("Sinan the Architect") for Grand Vizier ... [More]

Beyazit Mosque

May 11, 2010 04:14 by haci
The Bayezit Complex, built by Sultan Bayezid II (1451-1512), was constructed disorganizedly in the town in 1505, and it gives its name to the area in which it is situated. It consists of a mosque, a madrasah (religious school), a Turkish bath, a caravanserai, a hostel (tabhane), and a primary school... [More]

Mosques in Istanbul

May 11, 2010 04:12 by haci
The Suleymaniye Complex, consisting of a large number of courtyards and a caravansarai, was constructed starting on June 13, 1550 through October 15, 1557 by Architect Sinan (the grand old master of Ottoman architecture). A total of 3,523 workers were employed during the construction of the complex.... [More]


May 6, 2010 04:55 by haci
The oldest mosque within the borders of Turkey is the Ulu Cami (Great Mosque) of Diyarbakir, dating back to the seventh century with several later restorations. Other early great mosques are in Urfa, Cizre, Silvan, Mardin, Kiziltepe, Bitlis, Harput, Niksar, and Kayseri. Probably the most important S... [More]

Zeynep Sultan Mosque

April 24, 2010 03:00 by haci
The Zeynep Sultan Mosque (in Turkish Zeynep Sultan Camii) is a mosque built in 1769 by Ayazma Mosque's architect Mehmet Tahir Ağa for Ahmed III's daughter Zeynep Asıme Sultan. It evokes Byzantine churches because of its architectural style and materials that were used in its construction. The mosq... [More]

Zal Mahmud Pasha Mosque

April 24, 2010 02:58 by haci
The Zal Mahmud Pasha Mosque (Turkish: Zal Mahmut Paşa Camii) is an old Ottoman mosque located near the Eyüp Sultan Mosque in the Eyüp district of Istanbul, Turkey. It was built by Ottoman architect Mimar Sinan for Vizier Zal Mahmud Pasha. The exact construction date is unknown. The complex also incl... [More]

Yildiz Hamidiye Mosque

April 24, 2010 02:56 by haci
The Yıldız Hamidiye Mosque, also called the Yıldız Mosque (Turkish: Yıldız Hamidiye Camii, Yıldız Camii), is an Ottoman imperial mosque located in Yıldız neighbourhood of Beşiktaş district in Istanbul, Turkey, on the way to Yıldız Palace. The mosque was commissioned by the Ottoman sultan Abdul Hamid... [More]

Yavuz Selim Mosque

April 24, 2010 02:42 by haci
The Yavuz Selim Mosque, also known as the Selim I Mosque (Turkish: Yavuz Selim Camii) is an Ottoman imperial mosque located top of the 5th Hill of Istanbul, Turkey, overlooking the Golden Horn. Its size and geographic position make it a familiar landmark on the Istanbul skyline. The Yavuz Selim Mo... [More]

Yeni Valide Mosque

April 23, 2010 17:50 by haci
The Yeni Valide Mosque (Turkish: Yeni Valide Camii) is an Ottoman mosque in the Üsküdar district of Istanbul, Turkey. It was built between the 1708 and 1710 on the iskele (dock) road by Emetullah Rabia Gülnûş Sultan, mother of Sultan Ahmed III. The main part of the building is square in shape and co... [More]

Tesvikiye Mosque

April 21, 2010 02:37 by haci
The Teşvikiye Mosque is a neo-baroque structure located in the Teşvikiye neighbourhood of Şişli district in Istanbul, Turkey. It was originally commissioned in 1794 by Sultan Selim III, but most of the current mosque that stands today was completed in 1854 during the reign of Sultan Abdülmecit. It w... [More]

Sultan Ahmed Mosque

April 21, 2010 02:18 by haci
The Sultan Ahmed Mosque (Turkish: Sultanahmet Camii) is a historical mosque in Istanbul, the largest city in Turkey and the capital of the Ottoman Empire (from 1453 to 1923). The mosque is popularly known as the Blue Mosque for the blue tiles adorning the walls of its interior. It was built betwee... [More]

Sokollu Mehmet Pasha Mosque

April 21, 2010 02:10 by haci
The Sokollu Mehmet Pasha Mosque (Turkish: ' Sokollu Pasa Camii') is an Ottoman mosque located in the Kadirga neighborhood of the Eminönü district of Istanbul, Turkey. The Sokoullu Mehmet Pasha Mosque was designed by Ottoman imperial architect Mimar Sinan for Grand Vizier Sokollu Mehmet Pasha (hu... [More]

Sinan Pasha Mosque

April 21, 2010 02:07 by haci
The Sinan Pasha Mosque (Turkish: Sinan Paşa Camii) is an Ottoman mosque located in a densely populated district of Beşiktaş, in Istanbul, Turkey. It was built by famous Ottoman architect Mimar Sinan from the order of the admiral Sinan Pasha. The türbe (tomb) of Barbaros Hayrettin Pasha is located ju... [More]

Semsi Pasha Mosque

April 21, 2010 01:04 by haci
The Semsi Pasha Mosque (Turkish: Şemsi Paşa Camii) is an Ottoman mosque located in a large and densely populated district of Üsküdar, in Istanbul, Turkey. The Şemsi Pasha Mosque is one of the smallest mosques to be commissioned by a grand vizier. Its miniature dimensions combined with its pictures... [More]

Sehzade Mosque

April 21, 2010 00:38 by haci
The Sehzade Mosque (Turkish: 'Sehzade Camii') is an Ottoman imperial mosque located in the district of Fatih, on the third hill of Istanbul, Turkey. It is sometimes referred to as the “Prince's Mosque” in English.[1] History The Şehzade Mosque was commissioned by Sultan Suleiman I in memory of h... [More]

Sakirin Mosque

April 21, 2010 00:00 by haci
Sakirin Mosque is located at one of the entrances to Karacaahmet Cemetery in Uskudar, Istanbul. It was built by the Semiha Şakir Foundation in memory of İbrahim Şakir and Semiha Şakir and opened on 7 May 2009. According to newspaper reports, it is the most modern mosque in Turkey. The mosque's arch... [More]

Rum Mehmed Pasha Mosque

April 20, 2010 02:29 by haci
The Rum Mehmed Pasha Mosque (Turkish: Rum Mehmet Paşa Camii) is an old Ottoman mosque located in a large and densely populated district of Uskudar, in Istanbul, Turkey. It was built for the Grand Vizier Rum Mehmed Pasha, who was of Greek origin. The mosque combines architectural elements of Ottoman ... [More]

Pertevniyal Valide Sultan Mosque

April 20, 2010 01:40 by haci
The Pertevniyal Valide Sultan Mosque, also known as the Aksaray Valide Mosque (Turkish: Pertevniyal Valide Sultan Camii, Aksaray Valide Sultan Camii), is an Ottoman imperial mosque in Istanbul, Turkey. It is located at the intersection of Ordu Street and Atatürk Boulevard in the Aksaray neighborhood... [More]

Nusretiye Mosque

April 20, 2010 01:29 by haci
Nusretiye Mosque is an ornate mosque located in Tophane district of Beyoğlu, Istanbul, Turkey. While its architecture is influenced by Islamic elements, it retains a Baroque style, making it unique to the city. It was built in 1823-1826 by Sultan Mahmut II.

Nuruosmaniye Mosque

April 20, 2010 01:26 by haci
The Nuruosmaniye Mosque (Turkish: Nuruosmaniye Camii) is an Ottoman mosque located in the Çemberlitaş neighbourhood of Fatih district in Istanbul, Turkey. It is considered one of the finest examples of mosques in Ottoman Baroque style. It was built by architects Mustafa Ağa and Simon Kalfa from the ... [More]

Muhammad Maarifi Mosque

April 20, 2010 01:18 by haci
Muhammad Maarifi Mosque is a historical mosque of Kartal district of Istanbul, Turkey which was once a Rifa'i Tekke. Muhammad Maarifi, a descendant of the prophet Muhammad, was born in Edirne (some say Egypt) who came and settled in Kartal during the late Ottoman period where he founded the Maarif... [More]

Molla Celebi Mosque

April 20, 2010 01:15 by haci
The Molla Celebi Mosque (Turkish: Molla Çelebi Camii), sometimes known as Fındıklı Mosque (Turkish: Fındıklı Camii) is an Ottoman mosque located in the Fındıklı neighbourhood of Beyoğlu district in Istanbul, Turkey. It was built by Ottoman architect Mimar Sinan from the order of Kazasker Mehmet Vusu... [More]

Mihrimah Sultan Mosque

April 20, 2010 01:09 by haci
The Mihrimah Sultan Mosque (Turkish: 'Mihrimah Sultan Camii') is an Ottoman mosque located just inside the Edirne Kapisi on the Byzantine land walls of Istanbul, Turkey. Located on the peak of the Sixth Hill near the highest point of the city, the mosque is a prominent landmark in Istanbul. History... [More]

Laleli Mosque

April 20, 2010 00:59 by haci
The Laleli Mosque (Turkish: Laleli Camii, or Tulip Mosque) is an Ottoman imperial mosque located in Laleli, Fatih, Istanbul, Turkey. History The Laleli Mosque was built by Sultan Mustafa III from 1760–1763, designed in the baroque style by Ottoman imperial architect Mehmet Tahir Ağa. The comple... [More]

Kilic Ali Pasha Mosque

April 19, 2010 16:21 by haci
The Kılıç Ali Pasha Complex (Turkish: Kılıç Ali Paşa Kulliyesi) is a group of buildings designed and built between 1580 and 1587 by Mimar Sinan, who at the time was in his 90s. The mosque itself was constructed in 1578-1580. It is located in the Tophane neighbourhood of the Beyoğlu district of Ist... [More]

Kucuk Mecidiye Mosque

April 13, 2010 01:44 by haci
The Küçük Mecidiye Mosque (Turkish: Küçük Mecidiye Camii) is an Ottoman mosque in the Beşiktaş district of Istanbul, Turkey. It was built from the order of Sultan Abdülmecid I by Nigoğos Balyan, member of the famous Armenian architect Balyan family. The mosque is located on the Çırağan Street near t... [More]

Red Minaret Mosque

April 13, 2010 01:14 by haci
Kırmızı Minare Mosque (Red Minaret Mosque) is a mosque in the Hasköy neighborhood of Beyoğlu, Istanbul, Turkey. It was probably built in 1591 by Kiremitçi Ahmet Agha and so is also known as the Kiremitçi Ahmet Agha Mosque. It received the name "Red Minaret" because of its red brick minaret... [More]

Kariye Mosque

April 13, 2010 00:53 by haci
The Church of St. Savior in Chora (Turkish Kariye Muzesi, Kariye Camii, or Kariye Kilisesi — the Chora Museum, Mosque or Church) is considered to be one of the most beautiful examples of a Byzantine church.[1] The church is situated in the western, Edirnekapı district of Istanbul. In the 16th centur... [More]