Daily Archives: January 26, 2011

Kadirga Buhara Ozbekler Tekkesi

Istanbul, Ozbekler Tekkesi  (Tekkia, Lodge ), Sultanahmet-Kadirga, pentax k10d

Istanbul, Ozbekler Tekkesi (Tekkia, Lodge ), Sultanahmet-Kadirga, pentax k10d

“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.

Sokullu Mehmet Pasa Mosque, Sokullu Mehmet Camii, Kadırga-Istanbul, pentax k10d

Sokullu Mehmet Pasa Mosque, Sokullu Mehmet Camii, Kadırga-Istanbul, pentax k10d

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