Midillili Ali Reis Mosque

Another house of worship in Beykoz that has the same quality of woodworking in its pulpit and altar is Midillili Ali Reis Mosque. It was built in the Open air masjid Square of Anadolu Kavağı in 1593. It was renovated by Kavaklı Mehmet Pasha in the 19th century. The Kavak Village is struck by a terrible flood in 1916. The flood causes massive damage in the village. The wooden coffe house beside the mosque is destroyed. The damage doesn’t stop there; the flood waters also dragged the shrine containing Ali Reis’ tomb. Following the great flood, the villagers rearranged Ali Reis’ tomb.

The wooden final congregation area of the mosque was rearranged in stonework in 1958. Around the same time, the stone pool with 4 faucets at the right hand side of the street door of the mosque is replaced with a fountain. The façade of the mosque was restored according to the original in recent years. The mosque is in the village square of one of the favorite summer areas of Istanbul, Anadolu Kavağı. 

Midillili Ali Reis Mosque

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