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Sinan The Architect :: The Sehzade Complex

Built by Kanuni Sultan Suleyman in memory of his son, Prince (sehzade) Mehmet, who had died in his early youth, this kulliye is composed of a mosque, a medrese, a primary school, a refectory, a double guesthouse, a kervansaray and tombs. Its buildings are freely spread out on a flat terrain, with no special care for symmetry or geometric effect. They do not form a whole with the mosque, but are situated outside the walls surrounding the large mosque garden or across a street.


Above text and pictures are from the book titled "Turkish Art and Architecture in Anatolia and Mimar Sinan".

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