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Sinan Paşa (Beşiktaş) Mosque

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  • Construction year: 1555
  • The city it is located in: İstanbul
  • The borough it is located in: Beşiktaş
  • The neighbourhood it is located in: Central Beşiktaş
  • Address: Beşiktaş Avenue, Beşiktaş
  • How to reach the place: Sinan Pasha Mosque is located in central Beşiktaş; it is easily accessible using any public transportation that leads there.
  • Monument type: Mosque
  • The function today: Mosque
  • The ownership: Directoate of Pious Foundations
  • The bibliography that link the building to Sinan: TE, TB, TM
  • Information about the monument: Built by the Grand Admiral Sinan Pasha, this mosque has been quite influential in making this neighborhood significant for all mariners. In time, the tradition of visiting the Tomb of Barbaros Hayrettin Pasha before the Ottoman Armada sailed on naval expeditions came to include a Friday prayer at the Sinan Pasha Mosque as well. As with the structures he designed for other Grand Admirals, Sinan used a traditional plan type here. In a way, it resembles the design of the older Üç Serefeli Mosque of Edirne, as can be observed by those who have seen that building. Upon the death of Sinan Pasha, his brother, the Grand Vizier Rüstem Pasha, completed the mosque. The original complex included a madrasa and double baths, in addition to the mosque. The bath house was demolished during the vast reconstruction campaign in Istanbul in 1957. Part of the minaret above the prayer balcony was ruined during the 1999 Marmara earthquake and rebuilt afterwards. The madrasa surrounds the courtyard of the mosque. The repairwork during 1970-1972 has somewhat altered the original form of the building, with the wooden cover over the portico.
  • The other monuments of Sinan similar to this building: Barbaros Hayrettin Pasha Tomb, Sinan Paşa Madrasa, Yahya Efendi Tomb, Molla Çelebi (Fındıklı) Mosque, Hüsrev Kethuda (Ortaköy) Bath House,
  • The other monuments similar to this building: Dolmabahçe Palace, Ihlamur Palace, Yıldız Park, Yıldız Palace, Mecidiye Mosque, Ortaköy, Maritime Museum
  • Last Update: 30.10.2008
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