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The Mihrimah Sultan Fountain, also known as the Üsküdar Mihrimah Sultan Fountain, is a historical fountain located in the Üsküdar district of Istanbul, Turkey. Like the Mihrimah Sultan Mosque, the fountain was commissioned by Mihrimah Sultan, the daughter of the Ottoman Sultan Suleiman the Magnificent. The fountain was built in the same period with the mosque and it is located right next to the mosque.
The fountain is an important example of Ottoman architectural and engineering history, and like the mosque, it was designed by the famous Ottoman architect Mimar Sinan. The fountain is a multi-level structure made of stone and marble, and features a central basin and several smaller basins and pools. The fountain is decorated with intricate tilework and calligraphy and is noted for its unique design and aesthetic appeal.
It is also a social and cultural center during the Ottoman Empire time, where people gather to drink water, have a rest and chit-chat. Also, it served as a public bath as well. Now, it is an attractive place for visitors who visit Üsküdar and Mihrimah Sultan Mosque.
It is an important part of the Mihrimah Sultan complex and considered as an architectural and cultural heritage. Unfortunately, it is not functional as a fountain nowadays and it is not allowed to drink water from it. But visitors still can enjoy the beauty and the history of the fountain.



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Serif Yenen