Yeni Cami (Valide Sultan Camii) - New Mosque

Yeni Cami (Valide Sultan Camii) - New Mosque

Burcin Cem Arabacioglu
The Yeni Mosque, New Mosque or Mosque of the Valide Sultan (Turkish: 'Yeni Cami, Yeni Valide Camii') is an Ottoman imperial mosque located in the Eminönü district of Istanbul, Turkey. The first stage in construction of the mosque started in 1597. It was ordered by Safiye Sultan, who was the wife of Sultan Murad III. The original architect was Davut Aga, an apprentice to the great Mimar Sinan. However, Davut Aga died in 1599 and was replaced by Dalgic Ahmed Cavus. Safiye Sultan was forced to abandon the project upon Mehmet III's death. The partially constructed structure fell into ruins, and was largely destroyed by a fire in 1660. Later that year, the imperial architect Mustafa Aga suggested that Valide Turhan Hadice, mother of Sultan Mehmet IV, complete the project as a work of piety. The mosque was finally finished in 1663, and inaugurated in 1665. #Cami #Camii #Eminonu #Eminönü #Historical #İstanbul #Mosque #New #Osmanlı #Ottoman #Peninsula #Sultan #Tarihi #turkey #Türkiye #Valide #Yarımada #Yeni
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