The Sehzade Complex

Built by Kanuni Sultan Suleyman in memory of his son, Prince (sehzade) Mehmet, who had died in his early youth, this kulliye is composed of a mosque, a medrese, a primary school, a refectory, a double guesthouse, a kervansaray and tombs. Its buildings are freely spread out on a flat terrain, with no special care for symmetry or geometric effect. They do not form a whole with the mosque, but are situated outside the walls surrounding the large mosque garden or across a street.