Istanbul in Fatih district, Istanbul Province, Turkey
Mausoleum of Sultan Ahmed I
Sultan I. Ahmet Türbrsi
Mausoleum of Sultan Ahmed I (1603-1617) is located at the northeast part of Sultanahmet Kulliye. There is a darülkurra (a part of a madrasah) behind this mausoleum surrounded with wall and a building on the corner, in front of porticos, which was a former public fountain converted into a muvakkithane (the place in which the Muslims used to get information about prayer times) in 19th century and is used as Mausoleums Museum Directorate now.
After the death of Sultan Ahmed I in 1917 (sic), the construction of the mausoleum was started in 1617-1618, during the period of Sultan Mustafa I (1617-1618/1622-1623), and completed in 1619, during the period of Sultan Osman II (1618-1622).
Sultan Ahmed I, his sons Sultan Osman ll, Sultan Murad IV; Kösem Sultan (also known as Mahpeyker Sultan), daughters and sons of Ahmed I, Osman ll, Murad IV and Sultan lbrahim Sultan were buried in this mausoleum. The mausoleum was arranged as a museum and opened to visit by Istanbul Mausoleums Directorate.
Sultan I.Ahmed'in (1603-1617) Türbesi, Sultanahmet KülIiyesi'nin kuzeydoğu köşesinde bulunmaktadır. Duvar ile çevrili olan türbenin arkasında bir darülkurra, revakların önündeki köşede daha önce sebil olan ve XIX. yüzyılda muvakkithaneye dönüştürülen,
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Erected by Istanbul Büyükşehir Belediyesi (Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality).
Location. 41° 0.421′ N, 28° 58.642′ E. Marker is in Istanbul, Istanbul Province, in Fatih district. Marker is on Kabasakal Cadde just from Atmeydanı Cadde, on the right when traveling east. Touch 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 German Fountain (within shouting distance of this marker); The Milion Stone (about 120 meters away, measured in a direct line); Firuz Aga Mosque (about 150 meters away); Million (about 150 meters away); The Basilica Cistern (about 150 meters away); Haseki Hurrem Bathhouse (about 150 meters away); a different marker also named Basilica Cistern (about 150 meters away); Serpent Column (about 180 meters away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Istanbul.
More about this marker. The Mausoleum borders the southeast side of the Hippodrome.
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