Kuyucu Murad Pasha Suq and Bedestan
Damascus, Syria
The commercial endowment built by Ottoman Governor Kuyucu Murad Pasha (1594-1595) near the Umayyad Mosque includes a suq of forty-seven shops, a coffee-house and a khan. The income from the complex was directed to the poor of Mecca and Medina. The pasha added a bedestan to his Damascus complex in 1608, as grand vizier.

Source:

Kafesçioglu, Çigdem. 1999. ""In the Image of Rum": Ottoman Architectural Patronage in Sixteenth Century Aleppo and Damascus". In Muqarnas: An Annual on the Visual Culture of the Islamic World, XVI, 70-96.
Location
near the Umayyad Mosque, Damascus, Syria
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Style Periods
1299-1922
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Kuyucu Murad Pasha Suq and Bedestan
Bedesten of Kuyucu Murat Pasa
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Building Usages
bedestan
commercial
souk
commercial