Dolmabahce Mosque
Dolmabahce Mosque
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Neighborhood: Beyoglu
Istanbul’s most famous street, pedestrianized Istiklal Caddesi (Independence Avenue), throbs day and night and offers a fantastic array of architectural sights, shops, treats, and throngs upon teeming throngs of people. At the avenue’s northeastern end is expansive Taksim Square, thought by many to be the very heart of the city, with many of Turkey’s most renowned restaurants and some of Europe’s most happening nightlife in close proximity. In striking contrast, Beyoglu’s less trafficked areas – such as the affluent Cihangir and the antiques district of Cukurcuma – exude Old World charm and provide contemplative calm and splendid diversion via an assortment of cozy cafes, attractive boutiques, and quiet lanes.
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  • Taksim • 8 min walk

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vitorbabrazil
Salvador, BA9,190 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2019 • Solo
The mosque was completed in 1853 by designer Balyan, commissioned by Sultan Abdulmecid and his father, but only open to the first prayer two years later.
In a mixture of maroque and rococo, the most impressive features are the classical dome and the amount of natural light coming in, causing the indoors to glow in a sweet beige.
The entrance is not charged for but make sure not to step on the carpet with shoes on!
Written July 16, 2019
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Alice R
Hobart, Australia8,929 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2019 • Friends
Saw this whilst taking a short tour of the Bosphorus strait so we didn't get to stop here. Similar in design to Nusretiye Mosque.
Written February 25, 2019
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Jasko C
Tuzla, Bosnia and Herzegovina105 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2015 • Family
Went there with my family for the noon prayer, right after visiting the Dolmabahce palace. The mosque from the outside is very elegant, tall, lovely minarets. It is located right next to the sea which also makes it very attractive. On the inside, you will be impressed with artful and dignified interior decoration, mostly in beige and other complementary colors. The rugs are modern and neat, not too colorful, they are just right. Everything about the mosque oozes elegance and taste. it is not too big, and it is not by any means small. Just the right size and proportions. Wholeheartedly recommended.
Written May 19, 2015
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Eden Carpediem
20 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2023 • Friends
what a grand place - must see!!! The pictures were great but seeing it live is even much greater! definitely worth the trip
Written February 25, 2023
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Ginges_revenge
Brisbane, Australia5,557 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2020
We tried to get in to have a look but couldn't get in. It wasn't prayer time so not sure why it was closed. It was however a very lovely building. Just a shame that we couldn't get in to see it.
Written October 5, 2020
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Raintree_Thailand
Bangkok, Thailand4,131 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2019
Located next to the Dolmabahce Palace, this mosque is not so large or ornate and not so old. Can give it a pass if rushed for time.
Written March 11, 2020
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kikidam
Athens, Greece967 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019 • Couples
Make a visit to the mosque before you enter to the fantastic pavilion
Nice to visit. Just remember has a scaf with your remove your shoes and leave them in the entrance or in the wooden box. Also the door is cover with a big hard leather think with a turkey flag..was difficult to recognize and to enter
Written December 15, 2019
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digitalroc
Calgary, Canada2,070 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2019 • Solo
Right next to the Dolmabahce Palace, and on the shore of the Bosphorus Strait is the Dolmabahce Mosque. This mosque was built in 1855 and commissioned by the mother of Sultan Abdulmecid I. The uniqueness of this mosque, is the circular window design, which was used for the first time in Ottoman architecture. There wasn’t much else special inside the mosque, but worth a quick visit.
Written July 23, 2019
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David L
Lincoln, CA70 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2019
This mosque very near the Domabache Palace was started by a widow of a Sultan and finished by her son in 1851. The design was heavily influenced by the British who were dominate in the area during that period
Written May 2, 2019
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Departure811861
Germany974 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2018 • Solo
This beautiful mosque in the immediate neighbourhood of Dolmabahçe Palace was financed by the wife of Sultan Mahmut II in the second half of the 19th c. Therefore its style is different from other (earlier) mosques in Istanbul. If you get the possibility, also look inside to compare the interior. The mosque's position on the waterfront is great.
Written January 20, 2019
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