The mosque is noted for its architecturally challenging location on a steep slope. Sinan resolved this issue by fronting the mosque with a two-story a courtyard. The bottom story, now in ruins, was divided into shops, whose rents were intended to help support the upkeep of mosque. The upper story with an open colonnaded courtyard had the spaces between the columns on three sides walled off to form small rooms, each with a small window, fireplace and niche to store bedding, forming the living accommodations for a madsasah.
The interior of the Sokulu Mehmet Pasha Mosque is famous for its large quantities of exquisite Iznik tales, set in a very wide variety of blue and green floral designs, with panels of calligraphy in the white letters on a blue field.
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