Main Page
Respect to Sinan Project
Architecture of Sinan
Photo Gallery
        New Additions
Excursion Routes
Sketch Archive
Plans of the Complexes
Volunteer Work
Support for the Project

Zal Mahmut Paşa Mosque

Google Map
Plan of the Complex
  • Construction year: 1577?
  • The city it is located in: İstanbul
  • The borough it is located in: Eyüp
  • The neighbourhood it is located in: Nişanca
  • Address: Defterdar Quarter, Zalpaşa Avenue, Eyüp
  • How to reach the place: The Zal Mahmut Pasha Mosque and the Complex is 50 m from Feshane bus stop, on the bus route towards Eyüp.
  • Monument type: Mosque
  • 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: The Complex includes a mosque, a tomb, and two madrasas built at two different levels. The mosque and a room of the madrasa, which was later converted into a masjid, are open to the public while the other spaces of the complex are closed to visitors. The design scheme of the complex is unique and unlike any others designed by Sinan. The tall bearing walls, with numerous window openings, evoke a feeling of magnificence even from Sütlüce, across the Golden Horn. The Mosque has been repaired several times, since the reign of Sultan Mahmut II until today and the minaret has been repaired. The interior decorations were renewed during the 1955-1963 restorations .
  • 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, Sokollu Mehmet Pasha Tomb, Şah Sultan 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: 15.12.2015
  • Comments: Click here to read comments about this monument.
  • © 2006 Respect to Sinan. All rights reserved. [Çekül Foundation] [Union of Historical Towns]