Found project: Tiled Pavilion


    Project : Tiled Pavilion

    Language variant : Cinili Köskü

    Architect : n/a

    Locality : Istanbul

    Country : Turkey

    Building style : Ottoman architecture

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    Description :

    “Çinili Köşk was built by Mehmet the Conqueror in 1472 as an outer pavilion of Topkapi Sarayi, serving as a pied-à-terre for the Sultan on occasions when he wanted to escape the crowded confines of the Harem. From 1874 until 1891 it served as a storehouse for antiquities, which were subsequently moved to the Archaeological Museum. During the 1950s the kiosk was thoroughly restored to its original condition, and now it serves as a museum of Turkish tiles.”

    John Freely, The companion guide to Istanbul and around Marmara, Companion Guides, Woodbridge, 2000, p.78.

    Ed. Adzhoa Makkonen



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