Kasım Paşa Gardens

 
Catalogue
Ottoman Gardens
City
Istanbul
Country
Turkey
Dates
17th century 19th century
Authors
Nurhan Atasoy;
Seyit Ali Kahraman

Description

Evliya Çelebi describes this place as follows: Kasımpaşa has become a prosperous place at the age of Kanuni. There are still 10,085 story houses with gardens. Since Koca Piyale Paşa owns 12,000 slaves, he has built a mosque, madrasah, and a tekke at the back of Kasımpaşa.

And about the Piyale Paşa Mosque: Since it is one hour away from the center, congregation of the mosque is rear. In order to increase the number, the mosque has cut the sea and carried it towards the mosque. Thus, as the two banks of the Golden Horn has been developed with story houses that have vineyards and gardens, the environs of the mosque has become prosperous and it has become crowded.

 

Source

  • Travel Account, 17th century
Catalogue
Ottoman Gardens
City
Istanbul
Country
Turkey
Dates
17th century 19th century
Authors
Nurhan Atasoy;
Seyit Ali Kahraman