Çamlıca Hill

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Çamlıca Hill
Çamlıca Tepesi
Bosphorus Bridge, Istanboul.jpg
A view of Çamlıca Hill behind the Bosphorus Bridge.
Highest point
Elevation288 m (945 ft)[1]
Coordinates41°1′39″N 29°4′6″E / 41.02750°N 29.06833°E / 41.02750; 29.06833Coordinates: 41°1′39″N 29°4′6″E / 41.02750°N 29.06833°E / 41.02750; 29.06833
Çamlıca Hill is located in Istanbul
Çamlıca Hill
Çamlıca Hill
Location of Çamlıca Hill in Istanbul, Turkey.
LocationÜsküdar, Istanbul

Çamlıca Hill (Turkish pronunciation: [tʃamlɯdʒa]) (Turkish: Çamlıca Tepesi), aka Big Çamlıca Hill (Turkish: Büyük Çamlıca Tepesi) to differentiate it from the nearby Little Çamlıca Hill (Turkish: Küçük Çamlıca Tepesi), is a hill in the Üsküdar district of the Asian side of Istanbul, Turkey. At 288 m (945 ft) above sea level, Çamlıca Hill offers a panoramic view of the southern part of Bosphorus and the mouth of the Golden Horn.[2][3]

Public park on Çamlıca Hill

The hill is a popular visitor attraction with Ottoman-themed teahouses, cafes and a restaurant inside a public park with monumental trees, flower gardens and fountains, run by the Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality.[3]

Noteworthy Structures[edit]

Çamlıca Mosque[edit]

On completion in 2019, Çamlıca Mosque became the largest mosque in Asia Minor, able to accommodate 63,000 people and incorporating a museum, art gallery, library, conference hall and underground parking lot.[4]

Çamlıca Tower[edit]

Prior to 2021 numerous radio masts and towers (such as Çamlıca TRT Television Tower) occupied much of the available land on the hill.[5] The Turkish Ministry of Transport and Infrastructure decided to consolidate all the broadcasting facilities to a single tower freeing up much of the land on the hill. The new tower is 369 m (1,211 ft) high and includes observation decks and restaurants. Çamlıca Tower (Çamlıca Kulesi) was inaugurated on May 29, 2021.[6]


  1. ^ "Istanbul Topographic Map for Visualization". Topographic Map Canada. Topographic Map. Retrieved 11 November 2020.
  2. ^ "Büyük Çamlıca" (in Turkish). Istanbul Valiliği. Retrieved 2015-03-18.
  3. ^ a b "Çamlıca Sosyal Tesisleri" (in Turkish). İstanbul Büyükşehir Belediyesi-Tesislerimiz. Retrieved 2015-03-18.
  4. ^ "Çamlıca Mosque: The most modern complex of its kind in Turkey". Daily Sabah. 8 October 2019.
  5. ^ "Çamlıca Tepesi görüntü kirliliğinden kurtarılıyor". Haber 7 (in Turkish). 2014-10-04. Retrieved 2015-03-18.
  6. ^ SABAH, DAILY (2021-05-29). "Massive TV tower, now Istanbul's tallest structure, inaugurated". Daily Sabah. Retrieved 2021-06-04.

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