Yıldız Clock Tower

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Yıldız Clock Tower.

Yıldız Clock Tower (Turkish: Yıldız Saat Kulesi), is a clock tower situated next to the courtyard of the Yıldız Hamidiye Mosque, in Yıldız neighborhood of Beşiktaş district in Istanbul, Turkey at the European side of Bosphorus.

History[edit]

The tower was ordered by the Ottoman Sultan Abdülhamid II (1842–1918) in 1889, and the construction completed in 1890.

Structure[edit]

The three-story structure in Ottoman and neo-Gothic style has an octagonal plan. Outside the first floor, there are four inscriptions, the second floor contains a thermometer and a barometer, and the top floor is the clock room. The clock was repaired in 1993. Atop the decorative roof, a compass rose is found.

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Coordinates: 41°02′59″N 29°00′35″E / 41.0498°N 29.0098°E / 41.0498; 29.0098