Istanbul in Fatih district, Istanbul Province, Turkey
The Fountain of Ahmed III
III. Ahmed Çeşmesi
The Fountain was constructed by Mimar Ahmed Aga on the order of Ahmed III following the recommendation of Nevsehirii Damat Ibrahim Pasha, replacing a Byzantine fountain named Perayton. The fountain which is one of the most beautiful samples of Turkish rococo style was constructed in 1729.
The fountain had a square plan with rounded edges.The fountain with its taps at the edges was covered by a timber canopied roof. The domes that were seen from the outside on the upper cover were only made for the view. The encomium of fourteen quatrains by the poet Seyyid Huseyin Vehbi bin Ahmed who was also the Qadi of Kayseri and Halep, was written on the fountains and taps on each sides by talik script. There was a course with muqarnas on the upperside with another tile course held onto it. These tiles included both classical patterns and European patterns such as the tulip and acanthus leaves.
lll. Ahmet Çeşmesi, Nevşehirli Damat İbrahim Paşa'nın önerisiyle III. Ahmet tarafından Perayton isimli bir Bizans çeşmesinin yerine Mimar Ahmet Ağa'ya yaptırılmıştır. Türk rokoko tarzının en güzel örneklerinden olan çeşmenin yapım tarihi 1729'dur.
Çeşme köşeleri yumuşatılmış
Arabic: To read the Arabic text, click on the Arabic image to enlarge it.
Erected by Istanbul Büyükşehir Belediyesi (Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality).
Location. 41° 0.487′ N, 28° 58.878′ E. Marker is in Istanbul, Istanbul Province, in Fatih district. Marker is at the intersection of İshak Paşa Cadde and Kabasakal Cadde, on the left when traveling west on İshak Paşa Cadde. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Istanbul, Istanbul Province 34122, Turkey.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Topkapi Palace (within shouting The Türbe (Tomb) of Sultan Mehmed III (about 120 meters away, measured in a direct line); The Türbe (Tomb) of Sultan Selim II (about 150 meters away); Hagia Sophia (about 180 meters away); The Remnants of the Theodosian Hagia Sophia (5th Century) (about 180 meters away); Haseki Hurrem Bathhouse (about 180 meters away); Million (approx. 0.3 kilometers away); The Milion Stone (approx. 0.3 kilometers away). Click for a list of all markers in Istanbul.
More about this marker. The fountain is located in front of the Topkapi Palace entrance.
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