The Green Mosque

The Green Mosque, also known as the Mosque of Mehmed I, was designed by architect Haci Ivaz Pasha in 1419 on the order of Celebi Sultan Mehmed. It has been considered that the mosque was described and named "Green" because of the green-colored ornaments on its minarets. The portal (architecture) at the entrance is a great sample of classical Turkish stone carving craft, and all the decorations of the mosque were made by Nakkas Ali, the father of the famous poet Lamii Celebi. Most of the interior of the mosque is covered with tiles, and it is known that it was processed by a master named Mecnun Mehmet.