Mihrimah Mosque, or Iskele Mosque, is the mosque built by Mimar Sinan, the daughter of Suleiman the Magnificent Suleiman Hürrem Sultan, in the square in Istanbul's Üsküdar district. It is one of the early works of Sinan. Its dome is supported by half domes on three sides, but there is no half dome on the front facade.
Mihr-î Mah means the Sun and the Moon
Mihrimah Sultan Mosque is the mosque built by Mimar Sinan for the daughter of Kanuni Sultan Süleyman, Mihrimah Sultan, in Üsküdar pier square. It is also one of the early works of Mimar Sinan. Its dome is supported by half domes on three sides, but there is no half dome on the front facade.
When viewed from Bayezid fire tower or from a high point in that area towards Iskele Mosque in April and May; In the morning sunrise, the sunrise between the two minarets of Iskele Mosque and the sunrise at sunset (on the 14th of every month according to the Hijri calendar) can be observed. If the west horizon is viewed from the same tower towards the direction of Edirnekapı; In the Mihr-î Mah Sultan Edirnekapı Complex, you can watch the sunset in the morning, evening and evening. Therefore, Mihr-î Mah means Sun and Moon.
The dome of the mosque is ten meters in diameter. Its two single minaret minarets, its muqarnas altar and marble pulpit reflect the most powerful forms of classical architecture. The mosque is one of the leading works of architecture on the Asian side and bearing the traces of the past. There is a twenty-cornered marble fountain on the sea-facing side of the building, which has a distinct aesthetic appearance with the portico, the last congregation section of which is entangled.
The courtyard of the mosque is smaller than the other historical mosques. There is a large area on the right side and the qibla wall side. The mosque is like an eagle silhouette when viewed from the pier. A part of the courtyard side of the fountain was built in a way to protect against the wind coming from the sea by adding it to the last congregation place.