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Sehzade Mehmet Mosque

Sehzadebasi Cad. | Vefa, Fatih, Istanbul, Turkey
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Another great mosque

There were so many mosques in the end i was actually getting confused :) the ottoman architecture... read more

Reviewed 23 May 2017
arwajid
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Islamabad, Pakistan
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Historically important mosque in the development of mosque design

Mimar Sinan built this mosque as the first perfectly symmetrical mosque with all features in... read more

Reviewed 17 May 2017
Rod F
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Royal Wootton Bassett, United Kingdom
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Sehzadebasi Cad. | Vefa, Fatih, Istanbul, Turkey
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Reviewed 23 May 2017

There were so many mosques in the end i was actually getting confused :) the ottoman architecture is quiet similar. But i enjoyed visiting most of them and this was no exception.

Thank arwajid
Reviewed 17 May 2017

Mimar Sinan built this mosque as the first perfectly symmetrical mosque with all features in balance. It was copied by thousands of mosques not only in Turkey, but elsewhere in the Islamic world. The idea of a central dome covering a broad space expanded equally...More

Thank Rod F
Reviewed 21 January 2017

Designed by prolific Ottoman architect, Sinan, to commemorate the untimely death of Suleyman the Magnificent's young prince, Mehmet, this mosque is quiet, compact but beautifully proportioned. Fewer visitors than the more high profile Blue Mosque and Suleymaniye Mosque, it has a calm and contemplative atmosphere.

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Reviewed 29 December 2016

Sehzade Mehmet Mosque is close to Sulaymania mosque but with a mor simple design although parts of the interior was designed by Rustem Pasha with underglazed Iznik tiles.

Thank PrestonGuild
Reviewed 23 November 2016 via mobile

This mosque complex is one of the most lavish Ottoman buildings we saw in Istanbul. It is built on the third hill of Istanbul. The mosque and an attached graveyard were built by Sultan Süleyman the Magnificent when his favorite son Sehzade Mehmed was killed...More

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Reviewed 29 July 2016

i like this mousque so much bulding /archtichet is wounderfull i like the shihk voice who call for prayes 5 times /day

1  Thank Eng K
Reviewed 14 July 2016

This mosque was built by Sultan Süleyman to commemorate the sudden death of his eldest son, Prince Mehmet. The Prince's tomb was also constructed at the rear of the mosque and is a beauty in itself. The construction work on the mosque is fascinating especially...More

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Reviewed 27 May 2016 via mobile

Very good Mosque all mostly Mosque are look like each other but this one is very different a Mosque... we like a lot this Mosque. ..

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Reviewed 15 May 2016

The Şehzade Camii or the “Prince’s Mosque” is an imperial mosque located on Sehzadebasi Caddesi in Lalehi district situated directly opposite the Grand Hotel Gulsoy. Sehzad Mehmed was the first son of the tenth Ottoman Sultan, Suleyman the Magnificent (b.1494-d.1566) and his wife Hurrrem Sultan...More

1  Thank mistry5
Reviewed 15 March 2016

Upon the sudden death of his eldest son, Prince Mehmet, from smallpox, Sultan Süleyman commisioned Sinan to construct the Şehzade Camii in his memory The Prince's tomb is at the rear of the mosque and is decorated with beautiful İznik faience. The mosque was described...More

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Nearby
Grand Bazaar
Tourists, hawkers, and locals come together at the
Grand Bazaar to comb its labyrinthine passageways in
search of a bargain – be it a pair of brand name
jeans, a handcrafted silk rug, or a perfectly brewed
cup of tea. Outside the vast bazaar, worn, narrow
streets wind their way down from its lofty perch to
the southern shore of the Golden Horn, where the
evocatively aromatic Spice Bazaar beckons alongside
...More
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How can I get to the Shehzade Mehmet mosque from Sultanahmet without using a taxi? Thanks.
30 May 2016|
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Response from Jaeleeny | Reviewed this property |
You can take tram T1 westbound to Aksaray, or to Laleli, then it'll be 10-15 minutes walking uphill. There may be bus, but tram would be the best and most straightforward way for tourists. Don't forget to stop by at Valens... More
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