Category: Exterior

Hagia Sophia exterior

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Fountain

Hagia Sophia Fountain which was built by Sultan Mahmud I in 1740 is one of the masterpieces of Ottoman architecture and the largest and most beautiful fountain in Istanbul. It is covered by a...

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Elementary School

Elementary School located in the southwest courtyard of Hagia Sophia was built by Sultan Mahmud I in 1740. The structure used as a school until the year it was built to it was converted...

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Buttresses

The walls of Hagia Sophia exhibit the danger of evolving outside during the Eastern Roman and Ottoman periods. The extended half domes with exedras in the east and west and columns on the side...

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Almshouse

Hagia Sophia Almshouse is a charity organization built in the northeast of Hagia Sophia by Sultan Mahmud I in 1743 in order to provide food to the poor and homeless people. Repair inscriptions were...

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Tomb of Sultan Selim II

Tomb of Sultan Selim II is one of the most beautiful tombs of Istanbul and it is also one of the 18 tombs built by famous Turkish Architect Sinan. Sultan ordered Architect Sinan to...

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Tomb of Sultan Murad III

Tomb of Sultan Murad III was built between the Tombs of Princes and III. Selim by Architect Davud Agha and his assistant Diver Ahmet Agha after four years of his death, in 1595. Tomb...

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Tomb of Princes

It is told in the sources that Tomb of Princes are built by Architect Sinan in the beginning of 1580s for Sultan III. Murad’s mother Nurbanu Sultana however due to young princes died because...

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Tomb of Sultan Mehmed III

Tomb of Sultan Mehmed III was built by Architect Diver Ahmed Agha in 1608 with the other of the son of Sultan Mehmed III, Sultan Ahmed I upon his death in 1603. The exterior...