Kilic Ali Pasa Mosque is a lovely mosque located on Tersane street, on Tophane Square, in the Galata district of Istanbul.
The mosque was built by the architect Mimar Sinan in 1580.
Kilic Ali Pasa was the grand admiral of the Ottoman Navy. The mosque complex consist of a religious school, a tomb, a public fountain and a hamam.
The central dome of the mosque is 12.70 meters in diameter, which has a rectangular plan.
The weight of the dome is distributed on four piers. It is thought that the mosque was an improved sample of the architectural aesthetics of the Hagia Sophia and is decorated with Iznik tiles from 16th century workmanship.
The mosque is lit by a total of 147 windows, 24 of which are exist on the pulley of its dome, a historical beacon belonging to the 16th century.
Kilic Ali Pasa Mosque – Galata, İstanbul
Address: Necatibey Str., Tophane, Galata