Name of the Structure  Sheikh Sinan Mosque
Category Mosque
Period Ottoman?
Current Condition It currently functions as a mosque.
Construction Date 16th century?
Built by
Location / Address Çaybaşı, 07100 Muratpaşa/Antalya

The mosque is thought to be from the Ottoman Period. It has a rectangular plan and a hipped roof made of wood. It has a simple mihrab and a wooden pulpit. Its ashlar minaret has a single balcony. The mosque is oriented north to south. The north façade has a double-winged wooden door with a depressed arch, a rectangular window with iron latticework to its left, and a door with a single stone step to its right. The upper floor of the north façade has three rectangular windows with wooden latticework. Windows exist on both floors on all other façades of the building, with the upper row being smaller. Five each are on the ground and top floor level in the west; one each at the corners of the ground floor and four on the top floor in the south; four on the ground and five on the top floor in the east.

A wooden door with a depressed arch on the north façade serves as the entrance to the harim. There is a women’s prayer hall north of the rectangular harim. The plain mihrab niche was colored only with oil paint. The wooden pulpit is located to the west of the mihrab.

Its ashlar minaret has a single balcony. An annulet connects the beveled transition segment resting on a low pulpit to the cylindrical shaft. Further up, there are four rows of sawtooth eaves underneath the balcony. The upper part has a thinner honeycomb gallery topped with a spire and finial.


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Şeyh Sinan Camii

Çaybaşı, 07100 Muratpaşa/Antalya

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