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ŞEHZADE MOSQUE (PRINCE’S MOSQUE) AND COMPLEX

The Şehzade Mosque and complex was built as a memorial for Crown Prince Mehmet, the son of the Suleiman the Magnificent whom he liked the most and primed to accept the sultanate following Suleiman's reign. Although the construction date of the complex was never precisely known, it is believed to be completed between 1543 and 1548. The complex called by Architect Sinan as the work of his apprenticeship is located in Şehzadebaşı neighbourhood in Fatih district. The complex consists of five main buildings which are the Şehzade Mosque, the mausoleums of Rüstem Pasha and Crown Prince Mehmet, a tabhane (hostel) and a madrasa (Islamic school).