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Molla Celebi Cami, Istanbul

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The Molla Çelebi Mosque, sometimes known as Fındıklı Mosque also as The Hazelnut is an Ottoman mosque located in the Fındıklı neighbourhood of Beyoğlu district in Istanbul, Turkey. It was built by Ottoman architect Mimar Sinan under the order of Kazasker Mehmet Vusuli Efendi, Chief Judge of Istanbul. The mosque is located on the Bosphorus waterfront, close to the Kabataş ferry port and Dolmabahçe Mosque.
The mosque is located in Istanbul in the Fındıklı district of Beyoglu county in the Meclisi Mebusan Street, on the lower shores of the European Bosphorus, at Findikk. The Molla-Celebi mosque, also known as “Findikli Camii” or “the Hazelnut”, as viewed from the waterside, near the Kabataş funicular and ferry stations, looks very elegant and impressive, particularly under the reflection of the evening sun over the Bosphorus Straits.
The mosque was designed by renowned architect of Turkey, Sinan Sinan under the directive of Mehmed Vusuli Efendi, who was the lead tasker and then Chief Justice of Turkey who was also renowned as a “savant and poet”. According to the government sources, the mosque was built between 1561 and 1562. However, there is doubt about the dating sequence. Another reliable reference puts its constriction period between 1570 and 1584. The mosque was renovated in the early 1970s.
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  • A good view of the mosque can be had from the Bosphorus on a cruise boat, we didn't get a chance to visit during our stay.  more »
  • This beautiful mosque is less ornate than others in Sinan’s repertoire, but bears his hallmark flare. It is close to a cluster of mosques, including Sinan’s Kiliç Ali Pasa complex  more »
  • This is a beautiful mosque frequented by locals. It has been recently renovated and looks bright and sharp. It's a very fresh mosque inside and is surprisingly cool despite the heat outside. It sits.....  more »
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  • The gardens around the mosque are just amazing. The place is so peaceful. One of my favourite place in Istanbul.
  • Very nice old mosque. Tranquility
  • One of the Perfect places in Istanbul... Prepare your phone or photo machine , there are best landscapes here...
  • Wow....what architect and mix of Christian and Muslim art and religion ...must see
  • Very peaceful, alhamdu le Allah.

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