Mausoleum of Mehmed at Şehzâde Mosque (MEGT)
Istanbul, Türkiye
Süleyman I, after the untimely death of his favorite son Mehmed in 1543 at Manisa while returning from a successful siege in Hungary, buried him in a temporary grave in Istanbul. Süleyman commissioned the architect Sinan to erect a mosque and mausoleum complex on this site. Evliya Çelebi described the site of the temporary grave as a tree-lined green area and the gardens surrounding the mausoleum as a vineyard akin to a paradise garden.
Source: Travel Account, 17th century

Nurhan Atasoy, Seyit Ali Kahraman


Evliya Çelebi Seyahatnâmesi: Topkapı Sarayı Bağdat 304 Yazmasının transkripsiyonu (Open in Zotero)

Originally published at: Atasoy, Nurhan, and Seyit Ali Kahraman “Mausoleum of Mehmed at Şehzâde Mosque.” Middle East Gardens Traditions. Dumbarton Oaks, December 1, 2014. Archived at:

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Dates of attested life: 1548- 19th century
Date of entry of information: August 2007
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