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Dick Osseman | profile | all galleries >> Istanbul >> Regions - Bölgeler >> South of Ardnan Menderes Boulevard >> Mosques in this region >> Murat Paşa Mosque tree view | thumbnails | slideshow | map

Gazi Ahmet Paşa Mosque, by Sinan | Haci Evhad Mosque by Sinan | Hadım Ibrahim Paşa mosque by Sinan | Haseki Mosque by Sinan | Odabasi Behruz Ağa restored Sinan | Ramazan Efendi Mosque, last mosque by Sinan | Ali Faki Cami | Bali Süleyman Ağa mosque | Bayram Paşa Complex | Cerrah Paşa Mosque | Davut Paşa Mosque | Hacı Evhadüdin Cami | Hazreti Kab Mescidi | Hekimoğlu Ali Paşa Mosque | Ishak Pasa Mosque | Koca Mustafa Paşa complex | Kürkçübaşı Ahmed Şemsedin mosque | Lutfi Mosque | Mahmut Pasha Mosque | Merkez Efendi Mosque | Murat Paşa Mosque | Pertevniyal Valide Sultan Mosque | Sancaktar Hayrettin Mosque | Selçuk Sultan or Selçuk Hatun mosque | Takkeci Ibrahim Ağa Camii

Murat Paşa Mosque

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The Murat Paşa Mosque is one of two “Bursa type” mosques in Istanbul and is the mosque one will when transferring from the underground from the airport or the bus station to the one taking you into the centre, at Aksaray. Bursa type mosques are two square room, each with a dome, in succession, with an arch between the two room. I like it a lot.

The founder was a convert from the imperial family of the Palaeologues, who became a vezir under Fatih Mehmet the Conqueror and died in battle when still relatively young. He founded the mosque in 1469, which is seven years later then the other Bursa mosque, the Mahmut Paşa near the Nurosmaniye. Of that I hardly have pictures because - at the time I tried to take some pictures - the imam decided it was "forbidden". I think he made it up or maybe that was just what he thought should be the rule. His rule, that is. I'll give it another try some day.
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