PALACES, MOSQUES AND BAZAARS OF ISTANBUL
Sultan Complex: It is situated in Edirnekapi. It was built by
Architect Sinan in the midst of l6th century.
Kanuni Sultan Suleyman
Complex: It is situated in Buyukçekmece and built by Architect
Sinan in 1563.
Zal Mahmud Pasha Complex:
It is situated in Eyup. Zal Mahmud Pasha had Architect Sinan built
it in the midst of the l6th century. Sokullu Complex: It is situated
in Kadirga. It is one of the most beautiful works of Architect Sinan.
It was built in 1571.
Semsi Pasha Complex:
It is situated at the right side of the Uskudar Quay. Semsi Pasha
had it built by Architect Sinan in 1580.
Kilic Ali Pasha Complex:
It is situated in the Topkapi Square. Fleet Commander Kilic Ali
Pasha had Architect Sinan built it in 1580.
Old Valide Sultan Complex:
It is situated in Topkapi, Uskudar. It was built by Architect
Sinan in the name of Sultan Nurbani between 1577-1 583.
It is situated in Cerrahpasa. Surgeon Mehmed Pasha had Architect
Davud Aga built it between 1593-1594.
New Valide Sultan Complex:
It is situated in the Eminonu Square. It is the last classical style
complex of the city. Sultan Safiye had Architect Davud Aga built
it in 1597.
Ahmed Complex: Ahmed I had commissioned Sedefkar Mehmet Aga
for the construction of the complex. Head architect had difficulties
in finding a suitable place, so pulled down the villas and mansions
situated in front of Hagia Sophia and foundation of the complex
was laid down in 1609. It was completed in 1617 after the death
of Ahmed I. It is a master work which illustrates the characteristics
of the Ottoman architecture. Despite the fact that it is in classical
style, it occupies an important place in Turkish architecture with
the novelties it has introduced. Here Sinan, has taken Şehzade mosque
as an example. It is different with its main dome seated on four
chamfered columns and with half domed spaces carried by sharp pointed
arches on the sides. All of its walls are covered with İznik (Nicaea)
tiles. Therefore, it is also called as "Blue Mosque".
Cinili (Tiled) Complex:
It is situated in Uskudar. Kosem Lahpeyker Sultan had it constructed
by Architect Kasim Aga in 1640. Building as a whole is covered with
It is situated in Divanyolu street. Koprulu Mehmed Pasha had it
built in 1661.
Merzifonlu Kara Mustafa
Pasha Complex: It is situated in Divanyolu street. It was initiated
by Merzifonlu Pasha in 1681 and after his death was completed by
his son Damat Ali Paşa in 1690.
Amcazade Huseyin Pasha
Complex: It is situated in Sarachanebasi, Fatih. Amcazade Huseyin
Pasha had it built in 1700.
New Valide Complex:
Sultan Emetullah, mother of Ahmed III, had it built on the quay
square in Uskudar between 1708-1710.
Corlulu Ali Pasha Complex:
Ali Pasha from Corlu had it built in Carsikapi between 1707- 1708.
Damad Ibrahim Pasha
Complex: General Damad Ibrahim from Nevsehir had it built in
Sehzadebasi in 1720.
Ali Pasa Complex: It is situated in Davutpasa. It was built
by Architect Haci Mustafa and Ömer Aga in 1 734.
It is located in Nuruosmaniye, Carsikapi. Sultan Mahmud I had it
initiated in 1748 and it was completed by Architect Mustafa Aga
and Foreman Simon in 1755 during the period of Osman III.
It was initiated in Laleli in 1759 in the period of Mustafa III
and completed in 1763. It was built by Architect Mehmed Tahir Aga
in Baroque style.
Abdulhamid I Complex:
It is situated in Bahcekapi. Its construction was initiated between
1775-1776 in the period of Abdülhamid I and completed in 1789. Its
architecture is Mehmed Tahir Aga.
Kucuk Efendi Complex:
Sheikh Muhammed Abdurresid had it built in Yedikule in 1825.