Although this mosque is small in size, it is remarkable because of its mass
and composition, and the way it is situated right on the sea shore. With the
tomb of Semsi Ahmet Pasha adjacent to the mosque, and the L-shaped medrese surrounding the courtyard on an independent axis, Sinan has designed a very
original kulliye, perfectly adapted to the coast line.
The mosque itself however brings little innovation to the treatment of the
dome, and is included here only because its dome is supported by an octagonal
shaped drum. In fact, it is a plain mosque with a dome set on trompes. The
building is interesting because of its location, its beautiful proportions, its
integrated tomb and its latecomers' porch, which runs along two sides of the
mosque instead of one.
Above text and pictures are from the book titled "Turkish Art and Architecture in Anatolia and Mimar Sinan".
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