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Sehzade Mehmet Mosque

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Address: Sehzadebasi Cad. | Vefa, Fatih, Istanbul, Turkey

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Small but smartly designed Ottoman mosque

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... read more

Reviewed 21 January 2017
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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 28 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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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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Reviewed 29 January 2016

This Historic Mosque that was was built in the 16th century makes you feel the magnificence of worship places. It is very tranquil and very clean place. Like all the mosques that I have been in Turkey, it women friendly.

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Reviewed 26 December 2015

Şehzade Mosque, Şehzade Camii, is another gem hidden away in the less visited area of Istanbul, very close to Valens Aqueduct. Commissioned by the Sultan as a memorial to his son Şehzade Mehmed who died in a war in 1543, it is referred to as the "Prince's Mosque". The grand exterior with large colonnaded forecourt is impressive with stylish ablution... More 

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