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Atik Valide - Sinan masterpiece in Üsküdar | Edirnekapı Camii aka Mihrimah Sultan Camii by Sinan | Gazi Ahmet Paşa Mosque, by Sinan | Haseki Mosque by Sinan | Hadım Ibrahim Paşa mosque by Sinan | Ferruh Kathüda Mosque - minor Sinan | Kiliç Ali Paşa mosque, by Sinan | Mihrimah Sultan Mosque - Sinan across the Bosporus | Hürrem Çavuş Camii by Sinan | Ramazan Efendi Mosque, last mosque by Sinan | Rüstem Paşa Mosque, by Sinan - lots of Iznik | Sinan Paşa mosque,by Sinan. | Şehzade Mosque, early Sinan | Şemsi Ahmet Paşa mosque, Sinan treasure at the waterfront | Mimar Sinan Mescidi by Sinan | Sokollu Mehmet Mosque - by Sinan | Süleymaniye mosque, best Sinan in town | Üçbaş Mosque - probable Sinan | Zal Mahmut Paşa mosque by Sinan | Defterdar Mahmut Efendi mosque by Sinan | Drağman Yunus Camii by Sinan but ... | Gazi Iskender Pasha by Sinan | Haci Evhad Mosque by Sinan | Bali Paşa mosque by Sinan | Kazasker Abdurrahman Çelebi Mosque by Sinan | Odabasi Behruz Ağa Mosque | Fadil Mehmet Efendi mosque by Sinan

Sokollu Mehmet Mosque - by Sinan

The Sokollu Mehmet Paşa mosque, which is a jewel with its fine Iznik tiles from the best period. It is by Sinan, built in 1571-1572. It was built in memory of Esmahan Sultan, a daughter of Selim II and Grand Vezir Sokollu Mehmet Paşa's wife.

It was built on the site of an ancient church, the “Strolling Through Istanbul” guidebook tells us its columns were used in the mosque’s courtyard.
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