Sokollu Mehmet Pasa Mosque, Istanbul

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  • May 28, 2017
    The place is a bit hidden behind the Blue Mosque and the Hagia Sophia for a trip like that. The mosque is close to the school, which the students can ask for a more specific direction. The mosque was completed in 1548 and the mekansuuntainen wall is coated with Iznikin blue tones tiles that make up the patterns. I think you should see your efforts go to take a look at this building.
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  • May 17, 2017
    This was built in 1571-72 by Sinan for the vizier of Suleyman, Selim II and Murat III. Freely considers it to be the grandest of all of the vizieral mosques, even surpassing that of Rüstem Paşa. I can...  more »
  • April 28, 2017
    I don't remember if I had happened upon one of my past visits to visit: I see that is reported on the Lonely Planet Guide which I have long served but I fear of neglecting her benefit not less beautiful Kucuk Aghia Sofia, which is within striking distance, perhaps because it is not very easy to find it, "stuck" in a wrong-footed that is accessed from the alley that deviates from the main street that is next door. The fact is that, when I walked, I was amazed and fascinated. I knew, from a book on unusual aspects of the city, which its uniqueness is due to the four fragments of the black stone (Kaaba) that entered in it, but it was the splendour of his frescoes of dominant blue colour, combined with the suggestion of filtering light from the many Windows well laid out, hitting me deeply. Another gem by Sinan to be visited.
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  • Sokullu Mehmet Pasha Mosque was designed by architect Mimar Sinan in 16 th century...
  • Great and special place, there is 3 pieces of the black stone ( al hajar al aswad )
  • There are 4 small pieces of Hajar al aswad ( black stone ) in this mosque .
  • This is such a special & sacred place we were here almost 3 years ago & by chance our OBA hotel was 20 seconds away from this wonderful mosque....This masjid is very close to the blue mosque but off the tourist trail. Once we learned the history & discovered the 3 black stone fragments from the holy kabba in mecca, we would visit daily & touch & kiss these stones, mashallah & subhanallah
  • Such a beautiful 15th century mosque. The courtyard flooring and columns are entirely covered in marble. The tile work is more intricate than dare I say it the Blue Mosque. The imam looked as if he came from the time when the mosque was built but he had the most enchanting voice. No crowds as it is strictly a mosque not a tourist attraction. But you can still visit, just keep picture taking to a minimum.

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