Mihrimah Sultan Camii (Iskele Camii), Istanbul

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The Mihrimah Sultan Mosque is an Ottoman mosque located in the Edirnekapı neighborhood near the Byzantine land walls of Istanbul, Turkey. Located on the peak of the Sixth Hill near the highest point of the city, the mosque is a prominent landmark in Istanbul.
The Mihrimah Sultan Mosque was designed by Mimar Sinan ("Sinan the Architect") for the favorite daughter of Suleiman the Magnificent, Princess Mihrimah. Its building took place from 1562 to 1565. The complex has been severely damaged by earthquakes several times (including 1719, 1766, 1814 and 1894), and although efforts were made to restore the mosque, its attendant buildings received less attention. The dome was further damaged during 1999 İzmit earthquake, and required restoration, along with the upper half of the minaret.
ExteriorThe mosque was built on a terrace overlooking the main street. A large courtyard. Entry to the mosque is through an imposing porch of seven domed bays with marble and granite columns. The mosque itself is a cube topped by a half-sphere, with symmetrical multi-windowed tympana on each of the four sides. The dome is supported by four towers, one in each corner; its base is pierced by windows. The single minaret is tall and slender; during the 1894 earthquake it crashed through the roof of the mosque.
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  • Mihrimah Sultan Camii (Iskele Camii) is a 16th century Ottoman mosque located at Uskudar. Camii in Turkish means Mosque in English. Iskele in Turkish means Jetty in English. The mosque is near jetty.....  more »
  • A very special and beautiful mosque. The special ambience and experience on the balcony is wonderful. A unique journey over time.  more »
  • Mihrimah Sultan Cami is located at Uskudar square. It is built by famous Mimar Sinan architect in fifteen century. It is recently renovated and amazing mosque. Everyday we pass through the mosque...  more »
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  • very nice place to do Salah in it if you are around you must visit. the area in general is great. easy to connect.
  • Nice quiet mosque out of the hustle and bustle. Nice and cool inside. Beatufully decorated and lovely to sit and pray inside and rest. Get on the Uskadar boat at the Eminonu Pier, lovely 20 mins boat ride, and enjoy a part of Istanbul not many tourists go to. Check the coloured stone in the pillars.
  • Amazing mosque withe old heritage. It's built by Mimar sinan the most popular arctic in ottoman empire. The restrictions done recently so it becomes more beautiful. It's a central mosque in Üsküdar so it's all the time full of people. The imam has a significant voice so you should visit in time of praying. It's so close to the sea so it's have a good view in the balcony.
  • Majestic design, architected by the infamous Sinan. Right near the Bosphorous where the ferry port is. Gorgeous views
  • Beautiful mosque though the bus station and constant politicking that goes on in front of it detracts from the beauty of the place. This is another mosque built by the great court architect Sinan in 1548 in the honour of Mihrimah, favorite daughter of Sultan Süleyman the magnificent. There is another mosque built by Mimar Sinan in Edirnekapı by the same name aslo built for the same Mihrimah.
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