"Şehzade Camii" Sehzade Mehmet Mosque - Prince's Mosque Tip by MM212

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Built by the imperial architect Mimar Sinan in 1548, the Şehzade Camii (Prince's Mosque) was dedicated to crown prince Mehmet, the son of Soliman the Magnificent. This mosque is one of many works by Sinan, but was his first large scale project and considered one of his best. Like other grand mosques in Istanbul, Şehzade Camii (pronounced "Sheh-zadeh Dja-mee") is part of a complex that includes a caravanserai and a charitable organisation. The mosque is located next to the Valens Aqueduct.

Address: Şehzade Başı, Saraçhane
Directions: Vefa area

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