Works of Istanbul

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Suleymaniye Mosque

    Located inside the old walls of İstanbul, the mosque was built by the architect Mimar Sinan under the order of Suleyman the Magnificent between 1550 and 1559. It is considered to be one of the works of Sinan’s semiskilled period. In the four minarets of the mosque there are 10 balconies that indicate that Kanuni is the 10th Sultan.






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    The Maiden’s Tower

      The Maiden’s Tower has a history of 2500 years, and was used for defensive purposes during Roman and Byzantine times. The tower, which was also used for defense and celebrations in the Ottoman period, was burnt down in 1719 and went under extensive renovation by Nevşehirli İbrahim Paşa in 1725. After extensive restoration during the reign of Sultan Mahmud the 2nd, the tower took its final shape in the mid 20th century. A red light flashes every 3 seconds on the stone tower on the rocks 180 meters away from the shore between Harem and Salacak.


      Kaymak Mustafa Pasha Mosque

        It was built by chief admiral Nevşehirli İbrahim Pasha’s son-in-law Kaymak Mustafa Pasha In 1720, during the reign of Mahmud the 2nd, in Çengelköy. It is made of stone and has a rectangular plan. Additional community place and a private place for the Sultan were added in 1837.



        Kuleli Military High School

          The building was built in 1863 by Sultan Abdulaziz. Rococo-style two-story building is a smaller model of the Selimiye barracks. It also served as a barracks and hospital from time to time. The building, which was used as a military high school from 1947 to 2016, now serves as a military higher education institution under the Ministry of National Defense as of July 31, 2016 in the name of the National Defense University.

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          Eyüp Sultan Mosque

            It is built by Sultan Mehmed the 2nd, the Conqueror, in 1458 in the name of Eyüp Sultan. It is also the first mosque of Istanbul. As time went by, the mosque was destroyed and demolished, and Sultan Selim III built it again by preserving the minarets. This mosque is built in baroque style and still stands today. Sword ceremonies for Ottoman princes who succeeded to the throne were made here.


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            Pertevniyal Valide Sultan Mosque

              It was built by Pertevniyal Valide Sultan, the wife of Sultan Mahmud II and the mother of Sultan Abdülaziz. The mosque was built between 1869 and 1871. The architect was Montani and the plans were drawn by Sarkis Balyan. This mosque is different than other mosques with its neo-gotic form.



              Pertevniyal High School

                In 1872, Mahmudiye Secondary School was built by Pertevniyal Valide Sultan alongside Pertevniyal Valide Sultan Mosque in Aksaray. Pertevniyal High School has been serving Anatolian High School as of 1998.



                The Khedive Palace

                  It is in the woods in Çubuklu district. It was built in 1907 by Abbas Hilmi Pasha of Egypt by the Italian architect Delfo Seminati. Flowers, fruits and animals are pictured on the column headings, walls, ceilings. The Khedive Palace, located in a 270-acre garden, was built in a castle shape with an area of 1000 square meters.