The Şehzade Mosque (Turkish: Şehzade Camii, from the original Persian شاهزاده Šāhzādeh, meaning "prince") is a 16th-century Ottoman imperial mosque located in the district of Fatih, on the third hill of Istanbul, Turkey. It was commissioned by Suleiman the Magnificent as a memorial to his son Şehzade Mehmed who died in 1543. It is sometimes referred to as the "Prince's Mosque" in English. In a June 2016 attack, the windows of the mosque were shattered.
The construction of the Şehzade Complex (külliye) was ordered by the Ottoman Sultan Suleiman the Magnificent as a memorial to his favorite son Şehzade Mehmed (born 1521) who died in 1543 while returning to Istanbul after a victorious military campaign in Hungary. Mehmed was the eldest son of Suleiman's only legal wife Hürrem Sultan - although not his eldest son - and before his untimely death he was primed to accept the sultanate following Suleiman's reign. Suleiman is said to have personally mourned the death of Mehmed for forty days at his temporary tomb in Istanbul, the site upon which the imperial architect Mimar Sinan would construct a lavish mausoleum to Mehmed as one part of a larger mosque complex dedicated to the princely heir. The complex was Sinan's first important imperial commission and ultimately one of his most ambitious architectural works, even though it was designed early in his long career.
Felix Siauw | Apr 7, 2018
One of Mimar Sinan Masterpiece, had 2 minarets, one of them is beautifully carved
Ercan Devrim | Dec 1, 2017
Ottoman Muhteşem Süleyman as a memorial to his favorite son Şehzade Mehmed who was born 1521 and died in 1543 while returning to Istanbul after a victorious military campaign in Hungary Mehmed was the eldest son of Suleyman's only legal wife Hürrem Sultan.
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Mehmet Akif Ağca | Dec 23, 2017
If I’d have died I’d want my funeral to be hold here
Dwi Retno Widiyanti | May 5, 2017
Near to beyazit tramvaystation and also laleli ist univ metro station. So beautiful mosque but its not as crowded as sultanahmet mosque
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