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Sehzade Mehmet Mosque

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Address: 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 is quiet similar. But i enjoyed visiting most of them and this was no exception.

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Islamabad, Pakistan
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Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

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.

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Royal Wootton Bassett, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 1 week ago

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 on all sides makes for the ideal prayer hall. Sinan also placed the windows so... More 

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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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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 28 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.

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Reviewed 22 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 at the age of 22 when he was returning from a successful military campaign in... 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

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Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
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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 the red stonework and ornate carvings at the outside. The central dome is big and... More 

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Istanbul, Turkey
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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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Matamoras, Pennsylvania
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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 (Roxelana) and the heir to succession. Returning from a successful military campaign Sehzade died at... More 

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Mugla, Turkey
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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 by Sinan as his "apprentice work" and the resulting structure is, compared to his later... More 

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