Sinan Pasha Mosque
The Sinan Pasha Mosque is a mosque located in a densely populated district of Besiktas. It was built by famous Ottoman architect Sinan by the order of the admiral Sinan Pasa, brother of Rustem Pasa who was Grand vizier of Suleiman the magnificent. Before the mosque construction completed the founder of the mosque died in 1553 and buried to the mosque of Mihrimah Sultan in Uskudar. The rectangular planed mosque is built with alternating course of brick and white stone in 1555. Although the mosque is not attractive, architecturally is interesting. Its plan is a copy of the ancient Uc Serefeli mosque (1447) at Edirne.
The prayer hall is composed of a square central space covered by a dome on pendentives and flanked by two-storey triple arcade to the east and west. The pendentives are entirely covered with geometric patterns carved in plaster. The pulpit to the left of the niche is made of marble carved finely with floral motifs and inscriptions and roofed by a conical dome.
The circular, green-enameled brick minaret rises above the southern pier of the portal, carried on a circular stone base of black and white Stone.
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