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Istanbul Mihrimah Sultan Mosque by Architect Sinan

Mihrimah Sultan Mosque

      Mihrimah Sultan Mosque located in Edirnekapı, near the walls of the historical part of Istanbul is little known. This mosque, Signed by Sinan, the greatest Ottoman architect of all time, like the mosque of Soliman the Magnificent, Rüstem Paşa, both well-known to tourists. Read the rest of this entry »

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Şakirin mosque in Üsküdar, only Turkish mosque decorated by a woman

Sakirin Mosque

In the district of Üsküdar located on the Asian side of Istanbul, among the countless mosques dating from the Ottoman Empire era, Şakirin mosque has opened May 8, 2009.

It cuts drastically with all other religious buildings that have been accustomed to see in Turkey and for a good reason. Read the rest of this entry »

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Istanbul Sehzade Mosque, a work of Sinan

Compare to the famous Blue Mosque and Süleymaniye,Sehzade  Mosque is not well known by the tourists, ottoman mosqueeven thogh it bears the signature of Sinan, the most famous Ottoman architect, and is near the Aqueduct of Valens.

Built at the request of Sultan Suleyman the Magnificent, is dedicated to the memory of his eldest son Mehmet, died of smallpox at the age of 21 in 1543. Read the rest of this entry »

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