The mosque stands on a terrace built over a row of shops, whose rents were intended to sustain the mosque financially. Visitors will enter the mosque through an impressive porch with seven domed bays flanked by marble and granite columns. The interior is simple, but elegant.
Multiple earthquakes damaged the mosque in the 18th and 19th centuries, including the narrow minaret that fell through the roof of the mosque during an 1894 earthquake. Many of the decorations that are visible today are not original, but the pulpit made of white marble belongs to the earliest structure. Encased in more than 100 windows, some of which are stained glass, the mosque is one of Sinan’s sunniest designs.
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Set foot on two different continents in one day with this exciting and educational full-day guided tour of Istanbul. The Turkish metropolis is the only city on ... Read more
Location: İstanbul, Turkey
Duration: 8 hours (approx.)