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Sokollu Mehmet Pasha Tomb

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  • Construction year: 1568-1569
  • 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: This tomb is part of the Sokullu Mehmet Pasha Complex, next to the Eyüp Sultan Mosque in Central Eyüp.
  • Monument type: Tomb
  • The function today: Tomb
  • The ownership: Ministry of Culture and Tourism
  • The bibliography that link the building to Sinan: TE, TB, TM
  • Information about the monument: Of the three buildings located within the complex, only the Tomb of Sokullu Mehmet Pasha has retained its original function. It was comissioned by Sokullu, who was the most influential grand vizier at the height of the Ottoman Empire as it dominated over three continents. After the death of the Grand Vizier, he was buried here, following a grand ceremony. After long years of service, Sokullu was stabbed to death in 1579 by a mad man, marking the end of the Expansion Period of the Ottoman Empire. It is simple and solemn in design, with a beutiful tile band of the Fatiha verse of the Koran inside. The marble workmanship of the tombs of the children of Sokullu is also highly refined. It is open to visitors every day, during work hours, except on Monday.
  • 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 Paşa Darülkurra, 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: 2.12.2015
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