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Rüstem Paşa Madrasa

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  • Construction year: 1547-48/1550-1551?
  • The city it is located in: İstanbul
  • The borough it is located in: Eminönü
  • The neighbourhood it is located in: Cağaloğlu
  • Address: Sururi Quarter, Rüstempaşa Street, No: 2, Cağaloğlu, Eminönü
  • How to reach the place: One can walk to this building from Eminönü or Sultanahmet. As you enter Türkocağı Avenue, follow this road past the Iranian Embassy and the Istanbul Lisesi, until you reach the Hoca Hanis Street which will lead to the Rüstem Pasha Madrasa.
  • Monument type: Madrasa
  • The function today: Not in use
  • The ownership: Directorate of Pious Foundations
  • The bibliography that link the building to Sinan: TE, TB, TM
  • Information about the monument: This Sinan building, with an unusual octagonal plan, was designed as a madrasa that was to serve as the seat of higher education, until the 19th century, and later in the 20th century, used as an orphanage, then as a university dormitory. It is today allocated to two different Foundations. In spite of these changes in function, the building has retained its original architectural characteristics to a large extent. It is now used by the Istanbul Science and Culture Fountaion.
  • The other monuments of Sinan similar to this building: Hagia Sophia Minarets (two of the four), Sultan Selim (II) Tomb, Şehzadeler Tomb, Haseki Hürrem Sultan Tomb, Sultan Süleyman (Süleymaniye) Mosque, Sultan Süleyman Tomb, Sultan Süleyman (Süleymaniye) Madrasa (Evvel), Sultan Süleyman (Süleymaniye) Madrasa (Sani), Sultan Süleyman (Süleymaniye) Madrasa (Salis), Sultan Süleyman (Süleymaniye) Madrasa (Rabi), Sultan Süleyman (Abu's Suud Efendi) Hadith College, Sultan Süleyman Medical School, Sultan Süleyman (Süleymaniye) Darülkurra, Sultan Süleyman Elementary School, Sultan Süleyman Medical School, Sultan Süleyman (Süleymaniye) Hospice, Sultan Süleyman (Süleymaniye) Caravanserai, Sultan Süleyman (Dökmeciler) Bath House, Rüstem Paşa Mosque,
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  • Last Update: 01.12.2015
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