Thursday, December 09, 2010

Ishak Pasa Mosque and hamam, Istanbul

Just by our hotel we found the Ishak Pasha Mosque and hamam. The mosque is a very early Ottoman building dates back to 1482, just after the conquest of the city.

The Ishak Pasa Mosque

The Ishak Pasa Mosque is located in the Sultanahmet area of Istanbul, just outside the walls of the Topkapi Palace.

It is a small and very modest building with one dome covering an interior space only 75 square meters (807 square ft).

It is named after Ishak Pasha who was a Vizier of Sultan Bayezid II that commissioned the building.

The Ishak Pasa hamam

Just across the street for the small mosque you find a large derelict building.

It used to be the Ishak Pasa hamam or bath house that dates to the same period as the mosque, i.e. the late decades of the 15th century.

It is a remain of a complex around the mosque that also housed a madrasah or Koran school, that is long gone.

Vis Istanbul A-Z 2009 Updated January 6th 2010 i et større kart

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