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Merkez Efendi Mosque Istanbul

Merkez Efendi Mosque Istanbul
Merkez Efendi Mosque dates back to 1580 and was once part of a large complex but many of the buildings have since been lost.  It was built with the assistance of Şah Sultan, a daughter of Sultan Selim II.  It underwent a complete makeover in 1837 and inside the stone exterior there is a lovely wooden interior that has a curtained mihrab painted on the back wall.  

The tomb of Merkez Efendi (1463-1552) is attached to the mosque and where many pilgrims still visit today.  
The beautiful Abdülbaki Paşa Library (Neyhane) can be found just outside of the gate; the mosque was originally a primary school and was then used as a storage facility until its restoration in 2007.  

Today you will find a tearoom, a library and a cultural centre with lovely painted panels reworked on the domed ceiling.  Close by is a large wooden mansion the Merkezefendi Konağı or Mansion that was restored in 2009.

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Turkish Food Recipes

Leek with Lamb - Red Meat Courses

Main Course

Fish Borek - Seafood Mezes

Hot Meze

Rice with Anchovies - Rice & Pasta Dishes

Main Course

Beef and Aubergine Moussaka with Cheese - Red Meat Courses

Main Course

Ezme or Crushed Tomato Salad - Salads

Cold Meze

Celeriac Soup - Soup

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