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Buyuk Mecidiye Cami

Mecidiye Mah. Cami Sok. No:2 | Ortakoy, Besiktas, Istanbul, Turkey
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Elegance personified

It was such a relief to see this mosque after my visit to dolmabache palace. It's simplicity... read more

Reviewed 13 February 2018
ashlyn_clements
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Doha, Qatar
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Must see, my favourite mosque of all time,

Also known as Ortakoy mosque, this was my favourite of my entire visit. I walked in and instantly... read more

Reviewed 29 May 2017
GlitterR0se
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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Mecidiye Mah. Cami Sok. No:2 | Ortakoy, Besiktas, Istanbul, Turkey
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Reviewed 13 February 2018 via mobile

It was such a relief to see this mosque after my visit to dolmabache palace. It's simplicity compared to other Ottoman structures and it's elegance is remarkable. This beautiful mosque is not over done, but just done right. Huge windows facing the Bosphorus, letting in...More

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Reviewed 29 May 2017

Also known as Ortakoy mosque, this was my favourite of my entire visit. I walked in and instantly you are hit with a sense of peace within the atmosphere. The mosque is not huge but it is built with huge windows and right on the...More

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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

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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

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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

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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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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