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Firuz Agha Mosque

Firuz Agha Mosque

Firuz Agha Mosque on Divan Yolu Street in the Fatih district of Istanbul was built in 1491 by Firuz Agha, Chief Treasurer of the eighth Ottoman Sultan Bayezid II. One of the oldest mosques in the ancient city, the building is one of the rare examples of early Ottoman architecture in Istanbul.

Firuz Agha Mosque, which is a small and single-room structure that stands out in front of the spectacular Sultan Ahmet Mosque on the corner of the street that it is located on, is known for its simple form. The dome, which does not have a window on its walls, the part with three openings between the mosque and the courtyard, which is mentioned as the portico in the literature, and the square-shaped interior are among its main structural elements.

Firuz Agha Mosque, which has a special place among the early Ottoman mosques, reflects its simplicity intensely in its interior, especially in the mihrab, which is the niche where the imam leads the prayer in front of the congregation, and the minbar sections, which can be summarized as a sermon pulpit. It is an interesting work with its proportions in harmony.

This section in the mosque with a single minaret is different; unusually it rises from the left side. Firuz Agha Mosque, which is close to Sultan Ahmet Square and many historical buildings around it, is one of the prominent artistic and spiritual values of the city.

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