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Dick Osseman | profile | all galleries >> Istanbul >> Mosques - Camiler >> Sinan >> Sokollu Mehmet Mosque - by Sinan tree view | thumbnails | slideshow | map

Edirnekapı Camii aka Mihrimah Sultan Camii by Sinan | Rüstem Paşa Mosque, by Sinan - lots of Iznik | Şehzade Mosque, early Sinan | Sokollu Mehmet Mosque - by Sinan | Süleymaniye mosque, best Sinan in town | Bali Paşa mosque by Sinan | Defterdar Mahmut Efendi | Drağman Yunus Camii by Sinan but ... | Ferruh Kathüda Mosque - minor Sinan | Hürrem Çavuş Camii by Sinan | Kasap Ilyas Mosque | Kazasker Abdurrahman Çelebi | Mihrimah Sultan Mosque | Mimar Sinan Mescidi by Sinan | Üçbaş Mosque - probable Sinan | Zal Mahmut Paşa | 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 | Fadil Mehmet Efendi mosque by Sinan | Kiliç Ali Paşa mosque, by Sinan | Piyale Paşa Camii or Tersane Mosque by Sinan | Sinan Paşa mosque,by Sinan. | Atik Valide - Sinan masterpiece in Üsküdar | Gazi Iskender Pasha by Sinan | Şemsi Ahmet Paşa mosque, Sinan treasure at the waterfront

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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