Pertevniyal Valide Sultan Mosque

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Pertevniyal Valide Sultan Mosque
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Basic information
Location Istanbul, Turkey
Affiliation Islam
Architectural description
Architectural type Mosque
Architectural style Ottoman, Gothic, Renaissance, Islamic
Completed 1872
Minaret(s) 2

The Pertevniyal Valide Sultan Mosque, also known as the Aksaray Valide Mosque (Turkish: Pertevniyal Valide Sultan Camii, Aksaray Valide Sultan Camii), is an Ottoman imperial mosque in Istanbul, Turkey. It is located at the intersection of Ordu Street and Atatürk Boulevard in the Aksaray neighborhood. It is located next to Pertevniyal High School (Turkish: Pertevniyal Lisesi) which was also built by the order of Sultana Pertevniyal in 1872.


Pertevniyal Valide Sultan Mosque under restoration, 2009

One of the last mosques built in Istanbul during the Ottoman Empire, the Pertevniyal Valide Sultan Mosque was built for the Sultana Pertevniyal, wife of Sultan Mahmud II and mother of Sultan Abdülaziz. It was designed by the Italian architect Montani. The construction work began in November 1869, and the mosque was finished in 1871.[1]


The building is an example of Turkish Rococo with admixture of classical Turkish, Gothic, Renaissance, and Empire styles. It is rather unique in the details of the rock work.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Pertevniyal Valide Sultan Mosque Complex". Discover Islamic Art. Retrieved 2008-01-26. 


  • Faroqhi, Suraiyah (2005). Subjects of the Sultan: Culture and Daily Life in the Ottoman Empire. I B Tauris. ISBN 1-85043-760-2. 
  • Freely, John (2000). Blue Guide Istanbul. W. W. Norton & Company. ISBN 0-393-32014-6. 

Coordinates: 41°00′36″N 28°57′11″E / 41.01000°N 28.95306°E / 41.01000; 28.95306