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Gul Camii, Istanbul

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Gül Mosque is a former Eastern Orthodox church in Istanbul, Turkey, converted into a mosque by the Ottomans.LocationThe building is located in Istanbul, in the district of Fatih, in the neighborhood of Ayakapı ("Gate of the Saint"), along Vakıf Mektebi Sokak. It lies at the end of the valley which divides the fourth and the fifth hills of Constantinople, and from its imposing position it overlooks the Golden Horn.
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  • This was the former Church of St Theodosia, and was the church where the last Byzantine Emperor, Constantine IX Dragases prayed on the night of the last successful assault on Constantinople. After...  more »
  • A beautiful architecture typical Byzantine. Converted to a Mosque in 15th century. Building is well kept for it has been in use by muslims for day prayers. Cannot see the Byzantine mosaics as they....  more »
  • Its original name was TheOdasia Church of Thea, the 9th Century. Yy. it was also made. It was built on a high pedestal and has a plan in the shape of a cross. After the conquest, Gul was converted into a mosque after taking the name of the mosque.
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  • Gul Mosque is a religious building dating from the Byzantine Empire period in the Ayakapı district of Istanbul. Although there is no definitive information about the old name and construction date, 10. or 11. Century is expected to be made
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  • The reason it was closed outside of prayer hours was the security problems, because all the internal walls were plastered, there was no trace of the original from the 11th century, so I would expect the outcome of the restoration soon.
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  • A mosque that carries the ancient atmosphere of Byzantine architecture. After the conquest, beyazid was rebuilt in the mosque. It's easy to reach, but it's undiscovered. The word "unattended" would be wrong, an immaculate mosque, but the siva, which has been distasteful of time, are siva. See the works of the Byzantine architect in its mystical form before the restoration, because when the restoration is done and all the patinas are removed and polished, they come across as buildings that have lost all their rusty past. He had a late closure in the courtyard of the tenth part of the mosque. That's why it's hard to get the mosque all the way. If you do not fully understand the eastern and western fronts, you can see the northern and south fronts from the side streets. Visit your way to Balata, pray in peace. Only time is closed except for prayers.
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  • There is no definitive information about the Byzantine name and date of construction of the Gul Mosque, which is one of the mosques surrounded by the church in Istanbul and is located on the shores of the Golden Horn. There is generally a view that this is the Church of Theodosia in Dylyprates. J. Pargoire, who had many publications on the historical topography of Istanbul during the Byzantine period, said that this church was built in the name of Aya Evphemia, but that after the Latin occupation (1204-1261) the Byzantine Empire was destroyed. It records that his name was converted to Theodosia at the end of the 19th century. After the conquest, the purpose of the church's use became different. The basement under the church was once used as a warehouse where the materials of the ships in the Golden Horn were stored. Aya Theodosia Church II. It is often suggested that it was converted into a mosque by Hasan Pasha during the Selim period. The mosque, which was converted from the church, underwent various changes in the process. The earthquake occurred in 1509 and lost its dome and its entire superstructure. In 1633, a large fire that started outside the Cibali gate and lasted for three days caused heavy damage to the Gul Mosque. After all these deteriorations, the mosque was built during World War II. It was undergoing significant repairs during the Mahmoud era. Especially with the fall of the church into the hands of the Turks, significant changes were made to the external architecture. The two side facades were built with multiple windows, and their mahya line was gradually crowned as in some Ottoman mosques. Deaf domes with extremely flattened, octagonal pulleys are also Turkish structure. Thus, it is clear that the old church, in the classical period of Turkish architecture, both its side facades and the bearing large arches and the main dome were renewed. There are no Byzantine decorations on the interior walls of the Rose Mosque. The plaster layer covering all the inner surfaces is over the 19th century. Pencil work embroidery, which is understood to be from the 19th century. Among them, there are many "seals of Solomon". The wooden pulpit with the mihrab, which is likely to have been renovated after the fires, has no specific art value. On the west side of the mosque, the World War II mosque was built in 1944. A sibyan school, which was dedicated in 1868-69 by Mahmoud's daughter Adile Sultan, was built. I think it's worth seeing to go and see...
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