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The New Valide Mosque complex is located opposite the Egyptian Bazaar in the Eminönü district. Its construction had been started on behalf of Safiye Sultan, a wife of Sultan Murad III in 1597, and after its construction was stopped. It was restarted to be built by Valide Tarhan Sultan, mother of IV Mehmet and it was opened to the public in 1663. Around a central dome, the ceiling of the mosque is surrounded by four half-domes that have the same diameter and are covered by many large and smaller mixed domes together.
The mosque has two minarets with each having three-shrefes (minaret balcony). The frame of the inner courtyard has twenty-two small domes and three entrance doors with domes in three different directions. There is a fountain made of marble with a dome in the middle of the inner courtyard.
Directions: You may watch my high resolution photo of Istanbul on the Google Earth according to the following coordinates 41° 1' 3.04" N 28° 58' 16.76" E or on my Google Earth Panoramio Yeni Mosque .
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