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Muhtesip İskender Camii - Muhtesip Iskender Mosque
Muhtesip İskender Camii - Muhtesip Iskender Mosque

Muhtesip Iskender Mosque

Iskender Aga, one of Fatih Sultan Mehmet’s accountants and tax officers, had this mosque built. Exact date of its construction is not known.




Address:
Hirkai Serif Mh.
34091 Fatih / Istanbul

Coordinate:
41.022935, 28.939671
Latitude: 41°1′22.57″N (41.022935)
Longitude: 28°56′22.82″E (28.939671)

Date Of Construction: 1505

Who built: Iskender Aga

Renovations: 1834

The Minaret: 1

How Many m²: 840 m²

It is also called as the “Masjid of Kabakulak” because of the fountain built next to the mosque for Kabakulak Aga. The mosque was demolished in the great fire of 1730. The clerk of Majordomo Halil Effendi, who was assigned by the Padishah himself, had it rebuilt and its minbar following the fire.

Murat Aga had it repaired in 1834. The mihrab, minbar , and the dais are made of marble. It has a wooden roof covered with tiles and a minaret with a single balcony. There is a graveyard nearby the mosque that belongs to the Dervish Lodge of Kabakulak. Yet, this dervish lodge could not make it until today. The benefactor Iskender Aga is buried in this graveyard.

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