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Tekeli Mehmet Pasha Mosque, Antalya (Tekeli Mehmet Paşa Mosque, Tekeli Mehmet Paşa Cami)

Tekeli Mehmet Pasha Mosque (Tekeli Mehmet Paşa Mosque, Turkish name: Tekeli Mehmet Paşa Cami) is one of the most important and beautiful Ottoman mosques in Antalya.

The mosque was erected in the late 16th - early 17th centuries by order of the Grand Vizier of the Ottoman Empire Tekeli Lala Mehmed Pasha during the reign of Sultan Mehmed III. The mosque got its name from the name of the vizier, and at that time was the main mosque of the city.

Subsequently, the mosque underwent restorations.

The mosque has one minaret adjacent to the mosque from the western corner.

The mosque is made of stone rubble and has the appearance of a multi-dome structure, where the main and largest dome on a raised drum with windows is supported by smaller domes.

The door and window openings of the mosque are finished with polished marble, and there are also colored tiles with calligraphic inscriptions in the decoration.

The stone pointed arched lunettes of the windows of the northern facade of the mosque are also noteworthy, in which there are tiled panels decorated with verses from the Koran written in Arabic calligraphy.

The interior of the mosque has a remarkable huge chandelier, stained glass windows, as well as stone tiles and colored tiles with calligraphy.

Practical information

Entrance to the mosque is free.

The Tekeli Mehmet Pasha Mosque is located in the old town of Antalya (Kaleici, Kaleiçi), next to Yivli minaret and the remains of the former city defensive walls and towers.

Address of the Tekeli Mehmet Pasha Mosque: Tuzcular, Uzun Çarşı Sk. No:3, 07100 Muratpaşa/Antalya, Turkey.

Coordinates of the Tekeli Mehmet Pasha Mosque: 36°53'11.0"N 30°42'21.0"E (36.886389, 30.705833).

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