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Mesih Mehmet Paşa Mosque

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  • Construction year: 1584
  • The city it is located in: İstanbul
  • The borough it is located in: Fatih
  • The neighbourhood it is located in: Muhtesip İskender
  • Address: Muhtesip İskender Quarter, Eski Ali Paşa Avenue, Fatih
  • How to reach the place: You can take the bus that travels in the Edirnekapı direction, get off at Yavuzselim bus stop, and reach these buildings.
  • Monument type: Mosque
  • The function today: Mosque
  • The ownership: Directorate of Pious Foundations
  • The bibliography that link the building to Sinan: TE, TM
  • Information about the monument: Born in Bosnia, Mesih Mehmet Pasha had served at every level of the Palace administration to ascend to the level of Grand Vizier. In an interesting way, the side galleries in the mosque interior have been separated from the main space by a wall. The variety in the grill figures on the exterior wall is also quite striking. In an unusual way, the open tomb of Mesih Mehmet Pasha, who died in 1589, was placed in the center of the mosque court in place of a fountain.
  • The other monuments of Sinan similar to this building: Nişancı Mehmet Paşa Mosque, Nişancı Mehmet Paşa Tomb, Semiz Ali Pasha Madrasa, Bali Pasha Mosque, Mimarbaşı Sinan Ağa (Mimar Sinan) Masjid,
  • The other monuments similar to this building: Hırkai Şerif Mosque, Fatih Complex
  • Last Update: 14.10.2008
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