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Sokollu Mehmet Paşa Darülkurra

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  • Construction year: 1579
  • The city it is located in: İstanbul
  • The borough it is located in: Eyüp 
  • The neighbourhood it is located in: Central Eyüp
  • Address: Camii Kebir Avenue, Eyüp
  • How to reach the place: The Darülkurra building is part of this complex, near the Eyüp Sultan Mosque, in Central Eyüp.
  • Monument type: Darulkurra
  • The function today: Art Center / Cultural Capital
  • The ownership: Directorate of Pious Foundations
  • The bibliography that link the building to Sinan: TE, TB, TM
  • Information about the monument: Sinan built the Darülkurra (Koran reading school) building for Sokullu Mehmet Pasha, in the name of his wife Ismihan Sultan, who was the daughter of Sultan Selim II. It was used as a children's library for many years. It has been turned over to the Eyüp Sultan Education, Culture and Service Foundation, recently, and the old, original manucripts here were taken to the Süleymaniye Library in 1957. The building was restored in 1961-1962; it is in a good condition. It is open to visitors during work hours, including Saturdays.
  • The other monuments of Sinan similar to this building: Defterdar Mahmut Çelebi Masjid, Davutağa Masjid (Sarayağası Mosque), Dere (Akarçeşme-Çömlekçiler) Bath House, Pertev Pasha Tomb, Siyavuş Pasha Sons' Tomb, Sokollu Mehmet Paşa Madrasa (Eyüp), 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 Coffehouse, Feshane
  • Last Update: 2.12.2015
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