Daily Archives: January 11, 2011

Kalenderhane Camii (Kalenderhane Mosque)

Kalenderhane Camii, Kalenderhane Mosque, Vezneciler-Beyazid, Istanbul, pentax k10d

Kalenderhane Camii, Kalenderhane Mosque, Vezneciler-Beyazid, Istanbul, pentax k10d

Kalenderhane Mosque is a church converted into a mosque by the Ottomans. It is located near the Girls’ Dormitory in Vezneciler on 16th March Martyrs Street in the Vezneciler District of Eminönü  county. It isn’t exactly known when the church was built, but it is assumed to have been built between the 9th and 12th centuries.

Kalenderhane Camii, Kalenderhane Mosque, Vezneciler-Beyazid, Istanbul, pentax k10d

Kalenderhane Camii, Kalenderhane Mosque, Vezneciler-Beyazid, Istanbul, pentax k10d

After the conquest of Constantinople in 1453, the church was assigned by Mehmed II personally to the Kalenderi sect of the Derwishes. Continue reading