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Şemsi Ahmet Pasha Madrasa

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  • Construction year: 1580
  • The city it is located in: İstanbul
  • The borough it is located in: Üsküdar
  • The neighbourhood it is located in: Merkez
  • Address: Üsküdar-Harem seaside road (Sahilyolu), Üsküdar
  • How to reach the place: The madrasa is located within the Şemsi Ahmet Paşa Complex, which is at the south edge of Üsküdar Square, by the seaside. Take the ferries to Üsküdar from the European side, not to miss the sea-side view of the building as well.
  • Monument type: Madrasa
  • The function today: Library
  • The ownership: Directorate of Pious Foundations
  • The bibliography that link the building to Sinan: TE, TB, TM
  • Information about the monument: The madrasa is part of the Şemsi Ahmet Pasha Complex, built by the seaside. It is currently in use as the “Üsküdar Şemsi Pasha County Public Library”, in affiliation with the Ministry of Culture and Tourism. The portico section was enclosed with glass to be used as the reading room for the library. It is open to visitors every day except Sunday, between 08:30 and 17:00 hours.
  • The other monuments of Sinan similar to this building: Mihrimah Sultan Mosque (Üsküdar), Mihrimah Sultan Madrasa (Üsküdar), Mihrimah Sultan Boys' School, Şemsi Ahmet Pasha Tomb, Şemsi Ahmet Pasha Madrasa, Atik Valide Sultan Bath House (Üsküdar),
  • The other monuments similar to this building: Yeni Valide Mosque, Rum Mehmet Pasha Mosque, Leander's Tower (Kız Kulesi)
  • Last Update: 31.01.2016
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