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,