Rustem Pasa Mosque, Istanbul

The Rüstem Pasa Mosque is located the Weavers’ Market, in the Eminönü district next to the Golden Horn, in the Tahtakale neighborhood of Istanbul. To the west of the mosque is a cemetery, and a square was later added behind its qibla wall. As indicated by a four-line inscription, the mosque was commissioned by the…

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Sehzade Mosque, Istanbul

The Şehzade Mosque is a mosque in the city of Istanbul, Turkey. The mosque was commissioned by Sultan Suleiman I and was built by architect Mimar Sinan between 1543 and 1548. It was considered by architectural historians as Sinan’s first masterpiece of classical Ottoman. The mosque has a square plan, covered by a central dome,…

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