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Mihrimah Sultan Mosque (Iskele Camii)

Üsküdar Meydanı, Üsküdar, Istanbul

The mosque stands across the road from the Üsküdar ferry station.

One of Üsküdar’s best-known mosques is the Mihrimah Sultan Camii, built by Sinan in 1547 for Suleyman’s daughter. It is nicknamed the ‘Iskele Mosque’ (Jetty Mosque) because of its location, perched right on the quay and clearly visible from the ferry as it is docking in Üsküdar.

It is the first of two mosques built by Mihrimah Sultan, who besides being Suleyman’s daughter was also the wife of the grand vizier Rüstem Pasha. The massive structure on a raised platform shows several hallmarks of Sinan’s mature style: the spacious, high-vaulted basement, slender minarets, a single-domed baldacchino flanked by three semi-domes ending in three exedrae and a broad double portico.

Be sure to walk round the back of the mosque for the best view of the domes and austere stonework.

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