Dolmabahçe Mosque

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Dolmabahçe Mosque
Dolmabahçe Mosque Mars 2013.jpg
Basic information
Location Istanbul, Turkey
Geographic coordinates 41°02′12.22″N 28°59′43.04″E / 41.0367278°N 28.9952889°E / 41.0367278; 28.9952889
Affiliation Islam
Architectural description
Architect(s) Garabet Balyan
Architectural type Mosque
Architectural style Ottoman architecture
Groundbreaking 1853
Completed 1855
Specifications
Minaret(s) 2
Minaret height 40,25 m [1]

The Dolmabahçe Mosque is in Istanbul, Turkey. It was commissioned by queen mother Bezmi Alem Valide Sultan.

A late 19th Century photograph of the mosque by the Abdullah Brothers.

History[edit]

The mosque's construction was originally backed by Bezm-i Alem Valide Sultan. After she died, Sultan Abdülmecid, her son, continued to support the construction of the mosque. Upon completion in 1855, it was opened for prayer services.[2]

Gallery[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Structural Studies, Repairs and Maintenance of Heritage, C. A. Brebbia,L. Binda, page 437
  2. ^ http://www.ibb.gov.tr/sites/ks/en-US/1-Places-To-Go/mosques/Pages/dolmabah%C3%A7e-mosque.aspx

External links[edit]

Media related to Dolmabahçe Mosque at Wikimedia Commons


Coordinates: 41°02′12.22″N 28°59′43.04″E / 41.0367278°N 28.9952889°E / 41.0367278; 28.9952889