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Rüstem Paşa Caravanserai (Edirne)

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  • Construction year: 1560-1561?
  • The city it is located in: Edirne
  • The borough it is located in: Merkez
  • The neighbourhood it is located in: Central Edirne
  • Address: İkikapılı Han Avenue, Edirne
  • How to reach the place: This caravanserai is in central Edirne, located behind the Old Bazaar (Bedesten) and the Old (Eski) Mosque.
  • Monument type: Caravanserai
  • The function today: Caravansaray
  • The ownership: Directorate of Pious Foundations
  • The bibliography that link the building to Sinan: TE, TB, TM
  • Information about the monument: This building defines the historic center of old Ottoman Edirne, together with the Bedesten and the Old Moque in near vicinity. The angle of its north façade shows how it has adapted to existing neighborhood boundaries at the time of its construction. The caravanserai is a wide building with two courtyards. The section with the larger court, today known as the Large Han, included a caravanserai; the smaller court, known as the Small Han or the Camel Han, included lodgings. This building was converted to a hotel, following extensive restoration in 1972. As a result of this work, the Rüstem Pasha Caravanserai has been a recipient of the prestigious Ağa Han Awards for Architecture. To tour the building, just ask for permission at the hotel reception. Usually during winter months, the section with the large court remains closed.
  • The other monuments of Sinan similar to this building: Ali Pasha Caravanserai, Defterdar Mustafa Paşa Mosque (Edirne), Sokollu Mehmet Pasha Bath House (Edirne), Taşlık Mahmut Pasha Mosque, Sultan Selim Mosque (Edirne), Sultan Selim Hadith College (Edirne), Sultan Selim Darülkurra (Edirne),
  • The other monuments similar to this building: Üç Şerefeli Mosque, Covered Bazaar (Bedesten), Eski (Old) Mosque, Edirne City Historical Museum, Edirne Museum, Ekmekçizade Caravanserai, Deveci Han
  • Last Update: 1.12.2015
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