Mahmoud Pasha was one of the most important ministers of the city of Fatih Mohammed on period of Ottoman. The presence of a bath, a hostel and a mosque built by Mahmud Pasha throughout the area is sufficient reason for the neighbourhood’s name. You can see the tomb of Mahmoud Pasha in Mahmoud Pasha Mosque
Today, Mahmoud Pasha market is one of the most popular markets in Istanbul and one of the most famous destinations for Turkish goods like: coats, men’s suits, and special ottoman children boy’s cloths. The market opens from the early hours of the morning. From Mahmoud Pasha to the road of the Egyptian bazaar many people enjoy the sights.
Rustam Pasha School is a place to be seen while passing through Mahmud Pasha district. The school has been transformed into a museum. Rustom Pasha married Sultan Maryam, the daughter of the great Sultan Sulaiman. There is also another monument built by two artists in the sixteenth century.
Buyuk Yeni Han (Great New Hostelry)
Buyuk Yeni Han was built in the 18th century by Sultan Mustafa Sultan III. During the period his ruling built by the architect Taher Agha.
In ancient times, merchants came to the lodge with their animals and tied their camels in the courtyard. For this reason, there is also a section for the accommodation of animals in the Hostelry, and when the Great New Hostelry was built, which was used by bankers as a central base of the occupation forces during the occupation of Istanbul
Great Mother (Buyuk Valide Han)
The Great Mother Hostelry was built in 1635 by Sultan Kasim. Who was the wife of Sultan Ahmed I, and the mother of Sultan Murad. She was known as one of the most powerful and richest women of the Ottoman Empire. Buyuk Valide Han is one of the largest Hostelry in Istanbul with more than 200 rooms. In this Hostelry, Armenians created the first Armenian printing press in the Ottoman Empire in 1567 (the first Turkish printing press was established in 1728).
A scene from the movie "Skyfall" by Tom Hanks was performed motorcycle ride on the roof of Great Mother Hostelry as well as Water diviner movie. Up the roof of Buick Valde Han, you will enjoy a great view of Istanbul. You can also see the mosque of Nour Ottoman (Nur osmaniye), The Golden Horn Bosphorus, the Galata tower, the Egyptian market yeni camii ( new mousque), the beautiful Sulaymaniyah Mosque and endless of gloriously historical places
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