Istanbul Info

istanbul Guide

Yalova Hot Springs

Thermal SPA

Bakırköy Cinemaximum (Capacity)

Cinema

Consulate of Australia Istanbul

Consulates

Rahmi Koc Industrial Museum

Museums

Eleos Beyoğlu Restaurant

Fish - Seafood

Sehzade Mosque Istanbul

Sehzade Mosque Istanbul
This very beautiful mosque was built for Suleyman the Magnificent in memory of his beloved son Mehmed who died from smallpox in 1543 is located in Fatih . Designed by Mimar Sinan it was the first of the large imperial mosques to be built.

Design of Sehzade Mosque

The mosque is accessed through a stunning porticoed courtyard with pretty red, white and blue lunettes over paired windows that give a striking contrast to the whiteness of the stone surrounding them, and the two minarets here are unusually decorated with relief carvings. Inside you find a huge empty square sitting beneath a very high dome.

The Tombs

In the large garden there you will find a group of tombs, the most important of which belong to the Crown Prince (Şehzade) Mehmed and is the octagonal building with a double dome; this also contains his brother, Prince Cihangir, who is said to have died from grief when his half brother Prince Mustafa was murdered in 1553.
Next to this are the tombs of Rüstem Paşa’s, designed by Mimar Sinan and the Grand Vizier Ibrahim Paşa’s whose was designed by Dalgiç Mehmed Ağa in 1603. All three of these tombs have wonderful examples of Iznik tiles but unfortunately are not open for public viewing.

Other tombs found here are; Mahmud, the son of Sultan Mehmed III, Hatice Sultan, daughter of Sultan Murad III and Şehzade Mehmed’s granddaughter Fatma Sultan.
Another tomb, unusually rectangular and set apart from the others can be found near the entrance off Şehzadebaşı Caddesi and has the remains of Destari Mustafa a famous statesman during the reign of Sultan Ahmed I, along with his wife Ayşe Hatun, which also has some nice Iznik tiling.

Other Buildings

Other buildings that remain on the mosque complex and run along the outside wall of the garden are; the medrese, now housing the Şehzade Mehmed Sofrası with a lecture theatre (dersane) on the eastside, and beyond there the caravanserai (kervansary) that can be accessed from the street outside. There are also the remains of an abandoned soup kitchen and primary school across on Dedeefendi Caddesi.
 

Istanbul Photos

Ulus Istanbul

Taksim Istiklal Street Istanbul

Erenkoy Istanbul

Cevahir Shopping Center Istanbul

Kucukcekmece Istanbul

Military Museum Istanbul

Istanbul Property For Sale

ISTANBUL

£95,247
2 Bedroom Flat in Crown

ISTANBUL

£429,584
Brand New 2 Bedroom Apartments

ISTANBUL

£40,908
1 Bedroom Flat in Innovia

ISTANBUL

£73,267
2 Bedroom Flats in Innovia

Turkish Food Recipes

Kidney Beans in Olive Oil - Legume Courses

Main Course

Stuffed Pishi - Pastries

Tea Time Pastry

Sac Kebab - Red Meat Courses

Main Course

Pilaf with Almonds - Rice & Pasta Dishes

Main Course

Gozleme with Potato Filling - Pastries

Tea Time Pastry

Flour Helva - Other Desserts

Dessert

x Message Sent