Huand Hatun Kulliyesi – Kayseri

Huand Hatun Kulliyesi also known as Hunat Hatun Külliyesi, Huand Hatun Complex, Huand Hatun Külliyesi, Khwand Hatun, Huant Hatun, . The Mahperi Huand Hatun Complex is comprised of a hamam, a mosque, a madrasa, and a mausoleum, all built in finely cut stone. It was completed in 1238, commissioned by Mahperi Hatun, the wife of…

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Doner Kumbet – Kayseri

Doner Kumbet also known as Döner Tomb, Döner Kümbed, Doner Kumbet, Döner Türbesi, Döner Cupola. The Döner Kümbet, literally the rotating tomb, was built in the last quarter of the thirteenth century for Princess Sah Cihan Hatun. A short marble inscription gives her name, but omits the date. Stylistic similarities to tombs in Ahlat suggest…

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Tomb of Candarli Hayreddin Pasa – Iznik

Tomb of Çandarli Hayreddin Pasa also known as Çandarli Hayreddin Pasa Türbesi, Halil Hayreddin Pasa Türbesi, Halil Hayrüddin Pasa Türbesi,  Çandarli Hayreddin Pasa (known as Kara Halil) was a prominent statesman and commander who served as the first military judge (kazasker) and grand vizier (sadrazam) under Murad I, initiating a century of Çandarli grand vizierate….

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Seyh Kutbeddin Tomb – Iznik

Seyh Kutbeddin tomb also known as Seyh Kutbeddin Camii ve Türbesi,  and Tomb. The mosque dedicated to the Sufi philosopher Seyh Kutbeddin is located near the Yenisehir Gate of Iznik, across the street from the Nilüfer Hatun Soup Kitchen and the Green Mosque. Its exact date of construction is not known. The tomb adjoining the…

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Nilufer Hatun Imareti – Iznik

Nilüfer Hatun Imareti also known as Nilufer Hatun Soup Kitchen, Nilüfer Hatun Zaviyesi, Iznik Museum, Iznik Müzesi. The inscriptive plaque (kitabe) above the entry announces that Murad I, son of Orhan I, built this soup kitchen (imaret) in 790 A.H., in the memory of his mother Nilüfer Hatun. After many years of abandonment, the soup…

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Yildiz Palace Complex – Istanbul

Yildiz Palace Complex also known as Yildiz Sarayi, Yildiz Saray, Yildiz Palatial Complex, Yildiz Sale, Star Palace. The grounds at Yildiz were acquired under Sultan Ahmed I (reg. 1603-1617) and were used for recreation by Sultan Murad IV (reg. 1623-1640) and Sultan Selim III (reg. 1789-1807), and included a pavilion named after the latter’s mother,…

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Topkapi Sarayi – Istanbul

Topkapi sarayi also known as Topkapi Palace, Topkapı Sarayı, Topkapi Palace Museum.  Upon conquering Constantinople, Mehmed II (1451-1481) ordered a palace to be built where a monastery had stood on the site of the 4th century Forum Tauri of Emperor Theodosius I. Upon completion of this palace in Beyazit, work began on a new palace…

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Tomb of Sultan Mahmud II – Istanbul

Tomb of Sultan Mahmud II also known as II. Mahmud Türbesi ve Sebili, Tomb of Mahmud II, Tombeau de Sultan Mahmoud, Tomb of Sultan Abdulhamid II, Tomb of Sultan Abdulaziz, Mahmut II Mausoleum and Sabil. The tomb of Sultan Mahmud II (reg. 1808-1839) was built in 1840 by the sultan’s son Abdulmecid. The mausoleum was…

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Sokollu Mehmet Pasa Medresesi – Istanbul

Sokollu Mehmet Pasa Medresesi also known as Sokollu Mehmed Pasa Madrese, Sokollu Medresesi, Ismihan Sultan Medresesi, Sokollu Mehmed Pasa Madrasa, Sokollu Mehmed Pasa Complex in Eyüp, Sokollu Mehmed Pasa Medrese-Mausoleum and Darül-Kurra, Eyup Sultan Cami, Sokullu Mehmet Paşa Medresesi. Commissioned by Sokollu Mehmet Pasa in 1568-1569 and built by Sinan, this is a small complex…

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Sadullah Pasa Yalisi – Istanbul

Sadullah Pasa Yalisi also known as Sadullah Pasa Seaside Mansion, Sadullahpasa Mansion, Sadullah Pasha Yali. The Sadullah Pasa Seaside Mansion was built towards the end of the 18th century on the Anatolian coast of the Bosphorus, bordering the Havuzbasi creek in Çengelköy. It is the oldest remaining private mansion along the Bosphorus, after the 17th…

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