"SINAN TÜRBE/TOMB" Suleymaniye Camii - Mosque Tip by mtncorg

Suleymaniye Camii - Mosque, Istanbul: 3 reviews and 8 photos

  Tomb of the Mimar Sinan
by mtncorg
  • Tomb of the Mimar Sinan - Istanbul
      Tomb of the Mimar Sinan
    by mtncorg
  • His tomb and legacy - Istanbul
      His tomb and legacy
    by mtncorg

Mimar Sinan was truly a high point in Ottoman cultural evolution. Living a biblical 98 years of age, he was responsible for the construction of more than 300 major projects throughout the Turkish empire from the Imperial mosques in Istanbul ? Süleymaniye and Şehzade ? to his gem, the Selimiye Mosque in Edirne to the Mehmet Pasha Sokoloviċ in Vi?egrad, Bosnia made famous by Ivo Andriċ?s ?Bridge over the River Drina?. The man who built temples, tombs, aqueducts, schools and havens for travelers is laid to rest in this small tomb defaced by the graffiti of moderns not in his league.

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  • Updated Nov 16, 2011
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