İzzet Mehmet Pasha Mosque
|İzzet Mehmet Pasha Mosque|
The mosque had been commissioned by İzzet Mehmet Pasha who was born in Safranbolu. İzzet Mehmet Pasha was a grand vizier of the Ottoman Empire twice during the reign of Abdülhamit I and once during the reign of Selim III. The mosque was constructed between 1794-1798 during his last service.
The one minaret mosque can be considered as a small külliye (complex) with several vakıf (foundation) shops a library and two fountains. The base area of the mosque is inclined ground. More over there is an underground creek beneath the building. The problem had been solved by elevating the floor of the building and placing it on arches. The praying room is square with dimensions 13.5 x 13.5 m2. (44.4 x 44.4 ft2 ). Both the mimbar and the mihrab are luxuriously decorated.There is a tughra of Selim III on the mimbar. The general appearance of the mosque resembles that of Nuruosmaniye Mosque in Istanbul, built in 1750s.
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