Kara Ahmet Pasha Mosque

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Kara Ahmet Pasha Mosque
Basic information
Location Istanbul, Turkey
Geographic coordinates 41°01′N 29°02′E / 41.017°N 29.033°E / 41.017; 29.033
Affiliation Islam
Architectural description
Architect(s) Mimar Sinan
Architectural type mosque
Completed 1554
Materials granite, tile

The Kara Ahmet Pasha Mosque (Turkish: Kara Ahmet Paşa Camii) is an Ottoman mosque along the city walls in Istanbul, Turkey.

Kara Ahmet Pasha Mosque, also known as Gazi Ahmet Paşa Camii is one of Mimar Sinan's lesser-known achievements. He built it in 1554 for Kara Ahmed Pasha, a grand vizier of Suleiman the Magnificent (Turkish: Süleyman).


The courtyard is surrounded by the cells of a medrese and a dershane, or main classroom. Attractive apple green and yellow Iznik tiles grace the porch, while blue and white ones are found on the east wall of the prayer hall. These tiles date from the mid 16th century. On the three galleries, the wooden ceiling under the west one is elaborately painted in red, blue, gold and black.

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