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Zal Mahmut Paşa Tomb

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  • Construction year: ?
  • 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 Tomb and Complex is 50 m from Feshane bus stop, on the bus route towards 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: The Tomb is at the lower level of the Complex which was designed in two levels on a sloping site. Here lie Zal Mahmut Pasha and his wife Shah Sultan. Devoted to one another with great love, the couple fell ill simultaneously and died within a short interval of time in 1577. Shah Sultan, the daughter of Selim II, chose to be buried with her husband in this tomb that they had built together instead of the royal Selim II Tomb at Hagia Sophia with her sisters. The interior decorations of the Tomb were repaired during the 1960 restoration. It is closed to visitors, but it is possible to view the Tomb through the window openings.
  • 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 Mosque, 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
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