As a local I have to say that the Hekimoğlu Ali Paşa Mosque is one of the most unique, hidden, off the path spots I have encountered in a very long time. I am ashamed to say that I had never visited it before. But now, having been there it’s my obligation to share it with the rest of you.
Especially in Istanbul where there are tons of mosques to visit, but I think this one is artistically and structurally a beauty. One of the beautiful aspects of the structure is the marble sebil (fountain) at the corner of the precinct wall with five bronze grills. A long inscription and fine carvings of vines, rosettes and flowers. WOW!
The structure of the mosque itself is classical and not as much mind-blowing but the façade is lovely. Also there is a columned porch leading to a library where you can have a perfect view of the complex along with the attractive cemetery and garden. The mosque has been built on top of an old cistern and surely deserves a detour through the neighbourhood. Believe me most of the locals are not even aware of this beautiful complex.