Saturday, April 22, 2017


Sultanahmet, Fatih - Istanbul - Turkey

GPS : 41°00'10.6"N 28°58'18.6"E / 41.002944, 28.971833

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Hüseyin Ağa who was the chief of palace guards in the reign of Ottoman Sultan Bayezid II. Hüseyin Ağa bought the church and he added a big madrasah including 24 rooms, a shrine where he was buried , a bath, a charity kitchen some stores  later in the large courtyard of the former church.

It has a wide garden with 24 rooms in south of the edifice and in the middle there is a Madrasa built on the name of Hüseyin Ağa, the founder of the mosque. The Madrasa was restored by Yesevi Foundation and granted to the service of Turkish Handicrafts. Nearby is Kesikbaş Hüseyin Ağa Tomb.

The building was restored twice in 1836 and 1956, its various copper parts and plasters were renewed and its single minaret was repaired considerably.

Later on the madrasa, the current portico, the fountain for ablutions and the small minaret were added. We also find a small Ottoman cemetery and the tomb of Hüseyin Ağa. The complex offers craft shops, flea books market and also a coffee place.


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