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Buyuk Mecidiye Cami

Mecidiye Mah. Cami Sok. No:2 | Ortakoy, Besiktas, Istanbul, Turkey
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Small mosque, beautifully positioned by the Bosphorus

This mosque is just by the pier, restaurants and tea houses of Ortakoy, overlooking the Bosphorus... read more

Reviewed 26 January 2017
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

It felt like magic when I had entered this building from a busy street. It was so calm, quiet and... read more

Reviewed 12 October 2016
Budapest, Hungary
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Mecidiye Mah. Cami Sok. No:2 | Ortakoy, Besiktas, Istanbul, Turkey
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Reviewed 26 January 2017

This mosque is just by the pier, restaurants and tea houses of Ortakoy, overlooking the Bosphorus and the Asian side of Istanbul. The architecture is very unique - a blend of European and Ottoman influences. The prayer area is small compared to other iconic mosques...More

Thank CaravanDad
Reviewed 12 October 2016

It felt like magic when I had entered this building from a busy street. It was so calm, quiet and relaxing. We were basically alone in this beautiful place. I could even take pictures lying on the thick carpets. Never miss if you have a...More

Thank handy06
Reviewed 1 March 2016 via mobile

The Ortakoy Mosque is also called Buyuk Mecidiye Camii or Grand Imperial Mosque of Sultan. This is a splendid little Ottoman Baroque, yes Baroque, mosque featured in a number of Istanbul pictures. It's white exterior has only one dome and two minarets. It was designed...More

Reviewed 12 January 2016 via mobile

A beautiful masjid in Ortokoy Istanbul. Overlooking the Bosphorus. Newly rehabilitated me became a must see Masjd. See pictures

Thank Hashem A
Reviewed 2 January 2016

You will remember Büyük Mecidye Camii or Ortaköy Camii as locals say from tourism promotion pages of Istanbul. A truly beautiful mosque by the water. I love the light inside and the view.

Thank FiddlingTravelNotes
Reviewed 13 November 2015 via mobile

Beautiful hidden gem off the Bosporus River. Very beautiful and worth the trip north of Istanbul. Quiet little mosque with plenty to take in.

Thank Nicoj0902
Reviewed 7 October 2015 via mobile

Only saw from outside by day & night & there is just something about it that catches the eye - it has an exotic look especially with nighttime lighting

Thank Ciarrai2014
Reviewed 6 October 2015

Loved the architecture design of the mosque, it is very rich and very beautiful. Location is amazing in Ortakoy and the view on the phosphors is amazing.

Thank Ebtisam H
Reviewed 24 September 2015

The Ortaköy Büyük Mecidiye Cami is one of the most beautiful mosques of Istanbul city located on the Bosphorus called Ortaköy, just under the Bosphorus bridge. The mosque has been restored and renovated recently and has just been opened for worship. The apperance of this...More

Thank kuletgin
Reviewed 11 September 2015

Most people notice this lovely mosque on the ubiquitous Bosphorus Cruise, but it's well worth the taxi ride to Ortakoy to see it up close. The mosque was designed by the same Armenian father-son that designed Dolmabahçe but it has more of an understated elegance...More

Thank millercd
In Besiktas, skyscrapers compete with palaces for
space in an upscale vista replete with hilly green
parkland filling in the margins. Step into this rather
wealthy neighbourhood and discover a rich mix of
opportunities to shop, dine, and be entertained. For
folks in search of urban buzz, not to mention a
constant reminder of just how important Istanbul’s
waterways are to its rich history, there's the
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