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Yavuz Sultan Selim Mosque

Yavuz Sultan Selim Camii - Yavuz Sultan Selim Mosque

Yavuz Sultan Selim Mosque History Yavuz Sultan Selim Mosque: The mosque from which the locality derives its name is located in Fatih was built by Suleiman the Magnificent in the name of his son Selim I on the fifth hill of seven hills of Istanbul which overlooks Golden Horn. The …

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Mihrimah Sultan Mosque , Edirnekapi

Mihrimah Sultan Camii Edirnekapı - Mihrimah Sultan Mosque

Mihrimah Sultan Mosque History Mihrimah Sultan Mosque: This square-based mosque represents the most advanced stage of the single-dome model. Here, a large (20m) and high (35m) single dome dominates the whole structure. The dome is supported by four pilasters rising to form a sort of bearing tower like system consisting …

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Suleymaniye Mosque

Süleymaniye Camii - Suleymaniye Mosque

Süleymaniye Mosque The Süleymaniye Mosque is the largest square-based semidomed mosque (3100 m²) to have been designed by Sinan. The two semi-domes are situated in the direction of the mihrap, a plan we see in Saint Sophia and later in the Bayezid Mosque (1501-1505). Sinan had a very strong desire …

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Fatih Mosque

Fatih Mosque - Fatih Camii

The Kulliyah of Fatih Mosque Fatih Mosque. It was contructed on the fourth of seven hills of Istanbul. The kulliyah was constructed upon the remnants of The Church of the Holy Apostles which was the patriarchal Church of the Eastern Roman Empire. The mosque and the kulliyah are among the …

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