Buyuk Piyale Pasa Mosque, Istanbul

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The Piyale Pasha Mosque, also known as the Tersane Mosque, is a 16th-century Ottoman mosque located in the Kasımpaşa neighborhood of Beyoğlu district in Istanbul, Turkey.
The Piyale Pasha Mosque was designed by Ottoman imperial architect Mimar Sinan for the vizier and grand admiral Piyale Mehmed Pasha. The mosque was built between 1565 and 1573.
Unlike other mosques designed by Sinan that have a large central dome, the Piyale Pasha Mosque is constructed with six identical domes, arranged as two rows of three, each with a diameter of about 9m. It is one of only two mosques in Istanbul with multiple domes, the other being Vasat Atik Ali Pasha Mosque. The domes are supported in the center of the prayer hall by a pair of slender granite pillars. The minaret is placed in the centre of the anti-qibla wall. It was rebuilt in the middle of the 19th century. Around three walls of the interior are a row of Iznik tiles with inscriptions in a white thuluth script on a cobalt-blue background. The interior walls are now whitewashed but they were originally decorated. The stained-glass in the windows of the qibla wall is not original.
The domed octagonal mausoleum to the northwest of the mosque contains the tomb of Piyale Pasha together with those of his sons and daughters. Altogether there are thirteen sarcophagi. His wife, Gevherhan Sultan (daughter of Selim II), remarried and is entombed in Selim II's mausoleum next to Hagia Sophia.
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  • you can visit ,you should visit but not alone especially not by walking around.You should try with taxi or group.As for the Mosque ,ı think it is the most different work of Sinan,may be it doesnt...  more »
  • Büyük Piyale Paşa Camii is located in Kaptanpaşa district of Kasımpaşa in İstanbul on European side.This is another master piece work by Mimar Sinan with single minaret.Due to its very local...  more »
  • With the restorations carried out in recent years, it has completely regained its former identity, kaspasa also in the Neighborhood of Kaptanpaşa, on the right side of the main road a little inside, feriköy cemetery full ...
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  • Beautiful mosque highlighting Islamic Architecture.
  • Built in 1573, the Piyale Paşa Mosque was designed by Ottoman imperial architect Mimar Sinan for the vizier and grand admiral Piyale Mehmed Paşa. Unlike other mosques designed by Sinan that have a large central dome, the Piyale Paşa Mosque is constructed with six identical domes Why enjoyed it? 1. It is one of only two mosques in Istanbul with multiple domes 2. Very successful restoration 3. The mosque's green peaceful backyard 4. Vegetable patches around the mosque
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  • An excellent work signed by Mimar Sinan, not the most beautiful mosques in the whole world. This is an excellent work that gives an incredible delight in the morning, when the imam, who is currently assigned to the large Camlica mosque, has been the chief Implace for 12 years.
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  • Kaptanpasa mah only children can play in a place to know that the new mayor will not fall in the same mistake and ask him to hand this issue a pity there is nothing that has changed the same for 20 years
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