Kılıç Ali Paşa Mosque


Located in Tophane, the Kılıç Ali Paşa Mosque was commissioned by the Ottoman chief admiral, Kılıç Ali Paşa, and built by the architect Sinan in 1580. Designed as an entire mosque-complex(turkish:külliye) there is the mosques itself, a madressa, a tomb, a public fountain, a school and a hamam. The mosque’s original plans are one of therare documents to survive intact from the 16th century and demonstrate how Sinan worked to have the mosque resemble the Hagia Sophia.


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