Üsküdar’s Mihrimah Sultan Mosque

Overlooking Üsküdar Iskele Square is Mihrimah Sultan Mosque which was commissioned by Mihrimah Sultan, the daughter of Suleiman the Magnificent. The Mihrimah Sultan Mosque was built by Mimar Sinan between 1540-1547 and was part of a larger complex which included a madrasa, a hospital, a children’s school, a kitchen, and a public bath. After the death of her mother Hurrem Sultan in 1558, Mihrimah Sultan became the most powerful woman in the empire. She was buried near her father Sultan Suleiman’s tomb in the courtyard of the Suleymaniye Mosque.

Always with Love,



5 thoughts on “Üsküdar’s Mihrimah Sultan Mosque

  1. That kitty has an expression on her face that implies she is NOT a stray…but well-taken care of…lucky you to be greeted by her on one portion of your journey!
    As always, great photos and context. Thank you for sharing.


    1. Beautiful isn’t she! Just as we were walking out of the mosque three cats were walking in. She was one of them. It was lovely watching Altynai , my friend pictured above, get close to her. The cat was very friendly and soft and gentle. We didn’t want to leave here. There were many more in the courtyard. She was indeed a street cat , one that has faired very well. 🙂 Thank you Laura for your comment. Wishing you a nice day!

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