“Ozbekler Tekkesi” is located across Sokullu Mehmet Paşa Mosque. It was built in the 17th century as an accommodation place for candidate pilgrims and traveler dervishes who came from Turkistan and who are members of Nakhshibendi denomination. The Muslims from Turkistan who set off for pilgrimage considered going to Istanbul to visit Eyup Sultan and the Ottoman Sultan, who was the caliph of Muslim world, as a duty.
The lodge is located between Kadırga and Sultanahmet districts, and at the opposite of Sokullu Mehmed Paşa Mosque, was restored by the Metropolitan Municipality during 2006-2008. Then it was put into disposal as a design center. Istanbul design centre is a design educating school, which was established in 2008. Continue reading