Hirami Ahmet Pasa Camii, Istanbul

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Hirami Ahmet Pasha Mosque is a former Eastern Orthodox church converted into a mosque by the Ottomans. The small church, one among the 36 dedicated to Saint John the Baptist in Constantinople, was part of a monastery bearing the same name. Its full name was Saint John the Forerunner by-the-Dome . It is the smallest Byzantine church of Constantinople still extant and has never been studied.
The building lies in Istanbul, in the district of Fatih, in the neighborhood of Çarşamba, one of the most probably comes from a dome-roofed palace that used to be in the neighborhood. The style of construction dates the building to the 12th century.
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  • Hirami Ahmet Paşa Mosque is located at Defterdar area of Eyüp district in İstanbul and very easy to reach at by public transportation bus services to Eyüp station from many parts of İstanbul and by...  more »
  • 12th century. Another magnificent work from. The Church of The Aya. If we restore these artifacts inherited from the Eastern Roman Empire properly and the world...
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  • We stumbled upon it quite by accident, while turning circles around car junctions. They searched the Chora Museum, they didn't find it. But they found this Byzantine church of the 12th century. Very small charming...
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  • Former Byzantine church, near the Fethiye museum. Dates to the 10th century or perhaps earlier, possibly former church of St. John the Baptist.
  • Fatih is in the area surrounded by the streets of Armçu and Beycegiz near Fethiye Mosque on Wednesday. Although it is claimed that this temple was the Byzantine Monastery of Hagios Ioannes Prodromos Trullo, Prof. Dr. Because of the smallness of this building, Semavi Eyice asserts that there can be no Trullo Monastery in the sense of the dome, which is written in which the council ceremonies pass. The exact date of construction of the building is also unknown. When Sultan Mehmed the Conqueror conquered Istanbul and allocated the Church of Pammakaristos to the patriarchate, he allocated this small masjid to be used as a women's monastery to accommodate the nuns there. Since then, this girls' monastery has been called "Trullo Monastery" despite having nothing to do with the original Trullo, which is also claimed to be one of the grand halls of the "Great Palace". According to construction technique, XI-XII. This centuries-long church remained attached to the Patriarchate until 1586, and was converted into a mosque by Queen Khrarami Ahmed Pasha after the Patriarchate was moved from the Pammakaristos Monastery. The church is planned for the closed Greek Cross. The narthex has three sections and is covered with a cross-vault. It is covered by a high, round pulley dome with round arched windows around the four denominators above the middle space. The half-round abscess has triplet sofas. On either side of the apse are the diakonicon and prothezis cells with small round apse, one in the form of clover and the other square. The exterior masonry of the building is a mixture of brick stone which is very common in the middle Byzantine. After converting to a mosque, a door was opened on the south wall of the narthex, many windows were walled and a wooden minaret was added to the roof. The mosque was closed to worship in 1930 on the grounds that it was devastated, so it quickly began to crumble, and in 1946 the narthex, which was converted into the last congregation, was destroyed. Between 1966-68, it was restored under the supervision of Y. Mimar Ilban Öz by the Directorate of Foundations and it was reopened for worship.
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  • With its exterior and interior architecture, the church preserves its air and historical texture. It's historically nice that there hasn't been much interference with the walls without plaster ingress and so on. Of course, it has a flatand gloomy atmosphere compared to normal mosques, but architecturally it's worth seeing. It can be said that there is a slight difficulty when praying to the congregation as well as the fact that the qibla is crossed. Instead of the mihrab and mimberi deep blue tiles built inside, I wish they would have done it in a way that would not grin according to the walls and the interior structure.
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  • The old building atmosphere, renewed to be beautiful and beautiful... The old mosque is not...
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  • It's a great place. A sacred sanctuary, holy or sacred, that must be seen and blessed. It is one of our beautiful eye-light mosques, which is unspeakable even with the emotions of our Lord, who are dried out of the world's turmoat and suggesting what we are.
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