Hagia Sophia Almshouse was a philanthropy built by Sultan Mahmud I (1730-1754) in 1743 at the upper east of Hagia Sophia for dispersing sustenance to poor and vagrant individuals. There are fix epigraphs over the entryways of almshouse with respect to fixes did in various dates. The huge function entryway of the almshouse at the Bab-ı Humayun bearing is a standout amongst the best instances of florid style in Istanbul. There is an epigraph dated 1155 on this entryway composed by Calligrapher Beşir.

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