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Mehmet Ağa Mosque

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  • Construction year: 1584-1585
  • The city it is located in: İstanbul
  • The borough it is located in: Fatih
  • The neighbourhood it is located in: Çarşamba
  • Address: Beyceğiz Quarter, Mehmet Ağa Camii Street
  • How to reach the place: Traveling in the Edirnekapı direction, you should get off the bus at Atikali stop, walk on Sarayağası Avenue to Mehmet Ağa Camii street to reach the Mehmet Ağa Mosque and Complex.
  • Monument type: Mosque
  • The function today: Mosque
  • The ownership: Directorate of Pious Foundations
  • The bibliography that link the building to Sinan: TM
  • Information about the monument: Even though the name of the architect Davut Ağa is mentioned on the inscription panel, this mosque is listed among Sinan’s architectural works in Tuhfetü’l Mimaran. Since Sinan is credited as the architect, we assume that he greatly contributed to the design of the mosque. In general, it displays well-preserved architectural characteristics of the period of Sinan. The tile rosettes on the pendentives in the interior are interesting and highly refined. Mehmet Ağa had been brought to the Palace as a slave from Ethiopia and had risen to the level of Chief Eunuch of the Harem. The Bath House, which still continues to serve the public, is next to the mosque and the tomb, and open to public. The Mehmet Ağa Tomb is nearby, next to the mosque. Its square plan is original, yet it has lost some of its 16th century features. The Tomb can be viewed from the outside; it is closed to visitors at this time.
  • The other monuments of Sinan similar to this building: Semiz Ali Pasha Madrasa, Karagümrük Emir Ali Çelebi Masjid (Derviş Ali Mosque), Yunus Bey Mosque, Yunus Bey Madrasa,
  • The other monuments similar to this building: Atik Ali Pasha Mosque, Fethiye Museum, Yavuz Sultan Selim Mosque, Hirami Ahmet Pasha Mosque, Çukurbostan (Aspar) Cistern
  • Last Update: 30.11.2015
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