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"Mihrimah Camii" Mihrimah Sultan Mosque Tip by MM212

Mihrimah Sultan Mosque, Istanbul: 4 reviews and 9 photos

  Mihrimah Camii - Jan 2010
by MM212
  • Mihrimah Camii - Jan 2010 - Istanbul
      Mihrimah Camii - Jan 2010
    by MM212
  • Mihrimah Camii - Istanbul

Commissioned in 1562 by Princess Mihrimah, the daughter of Soliman the Magnificent, her namesake mosque occupies the top of highest among the seven hills of Istanbul. Mihrimah was the wife of Rüstem Paşa, the corrupt government official whose name is eternalised by his mosque near the Egyptian Market. Both mosques were designed by the famous imperial architect Mimar Sinan, though Mihrimah's came later, after the death of her husband. Here, Sinan built a square-shaped mosque with a large central dome and a single minaret. The minaret later had to be rebuilt twice after collapsing in earthquakes, most recently in 1894. Mihrimah Camii is located near the Theodosian Wall, in the north-western section of the city. When I visited the area in Jan 2010, the mosque seemed about to undergo restoration work.

Address: Ali Kuşçu Sokak, Edirnekapı

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