Ortakoy Mosque, Istanbul, Turkey
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Dimensions:8688 x 5792 px | 73.6 x 49 cm | 29 x 19.3 inches | 300dpi
Date taken:6 October 2019
Ortaköy Mosque Büyük Mecidiye Camii - Ortaköy Mosque.jpg Ortaköy Mosque from Bosphorus Religion Affiliation Islam Location Location Istanbul, Turkey Geographic coordinates 41°2′49″N 29°1′37″ECoordinates: 41°2′49″N 29°1′37″E Architecture Architect(s) Garabet Balyan, Nigoğayos Balyan Type Mosque Style Baroque Revival Groundbreaking 1853 Completed 1856 Minaret(s) 2 Ortaköy Mosque (Turkish: Ortaköy Camii), officially the Büyük Mecidiye Camii (Grand Imperial Mosque of Sultan Abdülmecid) in Beşiktaş, Istanbul, Turkey, is situated at the waterside of the Ortaköy pier square, one of the most popular locations on the Bosphorus. The current mosque, which was erected in its place, was ordered by the Ottoman sultan Abdülmecid and built between 1854 and 1856, on the ruins of the Cantemir Palace. Its architects were Armenian father and son Garabet Amira Balyan and Nigoğayos Balyan (who also designed the nearby Dolmabahçe Palace and the Dolmabahçe Mosque), who designed it in the Neo-Baroque style.