The Sehzade Kervansaray (between 1543-48) is an eight domed building with a
three columned central hall and an adjacent refectory.
The Rustem Pasha Kervansaray (Kursunlu Han) (between 1544-50), in Galata,
is two storeyed and has the appearance of a city inn or han, with its rooms surrounding a porticoed courtyard.
The Suleymaniye Kervansaray (1555) is situated on the basement floor cr ated
below the refectory by taking advantage of the sloping ground. The ent rance is
on the lower street, between the refectory and guesthouse.
The Edirne Rustem Pasha Kervansaray (1560) is a combination of city han and
stopover kervansaray. The city han consists of two rows of rooms along a simple
rectangular courtyard. The little prayer pavilion in the courtyard has not
survived. The stopover han surrounds a trapezoid courtyard. The actual kervansaray is situated on the ground floor with the kitchen and the guest rooms on
the upper floor. Some of the rooms have an interesting eyvan structure. Each han
has its own entrance.
The Buyukcekmece Sultan Suleyman Kervansaray (1563-68), is a long rectangular building with three rows of wooden posts. The short sides have triangular
frontals and windows. The roof consists of a double sloped wooden structure
covered with roof tiles.
The Uskudar Atik Valide Kervansaray (before 1579) forms part of an integral
unit with the refectory and guesthouse. It should consist of a large central dome flanked by two long columned halls, but its interior has been
For other kervansarays see the Kulliye chapter.
Above text and pictures are from the book titled "Turkish Art and Architecture in Anatolia and Mimar Sinan".
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