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Defterdar Mahmut Çelebi Masjid

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  • Construction year: 1541
  • The city it is located in: İstanbul
  • The borough it is located in: Eyüp
  • The neighbourhood it is located in: Defterdar
  • Address: Defterdar Quarter, Defterdar Street, Eyüp
  • How to reach the place: As you exit your vehicle at the Feshane stop, along the route to Eyüp, this building can be viewed just across the street
  • Monument type: Masjid
  • The function today: Mosque
  • The ownership: Directorate of Pious Foundations
  • The bibliography that link the building to Sinan: TE, TB, TM
  • Information about the monument: This structure, although amongst the more modest-scale examples of Sinan’s architecture in Istanbul, provides one of the best examples of 16th century traditions, largely through its proportions and details. Mahmut Çelebi served twice as the Minister of Finance for the Ottoman Empire. He was also well known as a significant Ottoman calligrapher. The inscription over the main entrance is believed to been written by Mahmut Çelebi himself. The dome of the mosque collapsed during the 1766 earthquake and the roof cover was later replaced by a wooden structure. Recently, the mosque went through restoration (2007). Replicas of an ink holder and pen have been placed on the top of the dome symbolizing the profession of Mahmut Çelebi. The open tomb of Mahmut Çelebi, who died in 1546, is nearby, within the walled-in burial area for this mosque.
  • The other monuments of Sinan similar to this building: Davutağa Masjid (Sarayağası Mosque), Dere (Akarçeşme-Çömlekçiler) Bath House, Pertev Pasha Tomb, Siyavuş Pasha Sons' Tomb, Sokollu Mehmet Paşa Madrasa (Eyüp), Sokollu Mehmet Paşa Darülkurra, Sokollu Mehmet Pasha Tomb, Şah Sultan Mosque, Zal Mahmut Paşa Mosque, Zal Mahmut Paşa Tomb, Zal Mahmut Paşa Madrasa, Arpacıbaşı Masjid, Düğmeci Paşa Masjid (Düğmeciler Mosque), Nişancı Mustafa Paşa Mosque, Süleyman Subaşı Masjid (Münzevi Mosque),
  • The other monuments similar to this building: Eyüp Sultan Mosque, Cemeteries, Anemas Dungeons, Pierre Loti Coffeehouse, Feshane
  • Last Update: 27.11.2015
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