The bedesten was commissioned by Rum Mehmet Paşa, one of the commanders of Fatih Sultan Mehmet in 15. century in order to provide revenue for the construction of a mosque and medrese in İstanbul.
There are four entrances leading to the building. It is divided to six sections with five pointed arches and closed with cradle vault from the inside and covered up with classical tiled hipped roof from the outside. There are 29 shops in the exterior fronts. The fountains outside of south and west entrances were built in later periods. Construction material of the structure is stone and brick.
Bedesten Çeşnigir Mosque is included in commercial protection area and forms a beautiful pattern with Cumhuriyet Hammam and stores built in late 19. century and early 20. century in the area. Restoration work of 500-year old Rum Mehmet Paşa Bedesten structure was was undertaken by Şehzadeler Municipality with the purpose of reintroducing it to Manisa's Cultural and Touristic lifeband completed in 2015.
Yeni Han: (Manisa-Şehzadeler)
Yeni Han, which is located in the central shopping area in Şehzadeler district of Manisa, has a 200-year history. It was commissioned in 1800s by Hacı Mehmet Sadık Bey.
It is a two-story commercial inn in with a rectangular plan, a courtyard and a stable. Some additions were made to main enterance in later periods. West-south fronts are surrounded by empire period style shops. Storage rooms and added stables are situated in the first floor. First floor rooms has two nested spaces. Single spaced rooms on the second floor leads to porticos. Interior of the structure is covered up with cross vault whereas exterior is with hipped roof. Main construction materials are stone and brick. Its surface was coated in the late period. Spaces between windows were panelled and roof transition pattern is filled with hand-drawn spiral designs all along the front. These includes checker and sailboat designs. There is a birdhouse in the far end of south-west front of the inn.
It was restored from 2001 to 2004 faithfully to project and orijinal form of the structure. Yeni Han is used as a bazaar mainly consisting of local handicrafts shops in the present day. Transtions are provided between some areas in order to meet the need arised from current use of the inn.
Kurşunlu Han (Lead Han): (Manisa-Şehzadeler)
This structure is thought to be built as a külliye together with Hatuniye Mosque which was constructed upon the order of Hüsnüşah Sultan, the spouse of Sultan Beyazıt II, in 1497. It can be learned from structure's waqf charter of the year 903 that it is a han with 36 lower and 38 upper rooms with a pool, and that there were stable sections and 21 shops next to the han.
Kurşunlu Han was built as a two-storey structure with an outdoor courtyard, by a similar-to-square rectangular plan. Its main entrance gate is located at its western facade. A pool occupies the center of the courtyard. Arched porticoes cast their shadows onto front side of ground floor rooms. Access to the second floor is through stone staircase on the left side of the main entrance, and rooms of the second floor open to galleries with porticoes. The original top cover of the structure was made of lead, and later on, it has been covered with roof tiles. However, during the last repair work, galvanized sheeting similar to lead has been used.
Used as a male student dormitory for many years, restoration of the historical han building is on the agenda, and restoration works are expected to begin in a short time.