ORTAKOY MOSQUE

The Ortakoy Mosque was built by the Ottoman Sultan Abdulmejid in 1854. The mosque is originaly known as Büyük Mecidiye Camii (Grand Mecidiye Mosque).

The Ortakoy Mosque is standing next to the Bosphorus Bridge that makes it so popular an done of the most well-known fıgures of Istanbul. The mosque challenges to the grand Ottoman Mosques with its two tiny minaretes, elagent gothic, rococo architecture. Ortakoy Mosque is also imperial (Selatin) mosque like the others.

The architect Nigogos Balyan prefered european architecture rather than classical Ottoman. The dome colour is pink and the minber and mihrab are marble. The Ortakoy Mosque can be better seen from the Bosphorus.

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