Büyük Mecidiye Camii
Istanbul, Turkey
Ortaköy Mosque is situated at the waters edge of the Ortaköy Pier square. Built by Sultan Abdülmecid its architect was Grabed Balyan, assisted by his son, Nikogos Balyan. The date of construction of the mosque is under debate; some scholars argue it was built between 1853 and 1854, others not until 1864. Designed in a Neo-Baroque style, its wide, high windows let the ever-changing light reflections of the Bosphorus shine into the interior of the mosque. In 2014 a major renovation project was underway.  

Location
On the coast in Ortaköy Neighborhood, Besiktas District, Istanbul, Turkey
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Part of Site
Events
1853
Style Periods
1299-1922
Variant Names
Büyük Mecidiye Camii
Büyük Mecidiye Mosque
Translated
Ortaköy Camii
Alternate
Ortaköy Mosque
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Building Usages
mosque
religious