Dolmabahce Mosque, Istanbul

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    Dolmabahce Mosque, Istanbul, TR
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    Dolmabahce Mosque, Istanbul, TR
    by TrendsetterME
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    Dolmabahce Mosque, Istanbul, TR
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    Dolmabahce Mosque

    by solopes Updated Dec 26, 2013

    Separated from the palace but integrated in the whole, this mosque was built together with the palace, in the 19 Th century.

    Used by the sultan, it has some rich ornaments, including Baroque elements.

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    Dolmabahce Mosque, Istanbul, TR

    by TrendsetterME Written May 24, 2013

    The Dolmabahce Mosque was commissioned by queen mother Bezmi Alem Valide Sultan and has a perfect architecture ...

    Designed by Garabet Balyan, was initiated in 1853 by Bezmialem Valide Sultan, mother of Sultan Abdulmecid. After his mother's death, Abdulmecid completed the work in 1855.

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    The mosque has an obvious geometric structure with its 25 x 25 meter base and rectangular shaped two-storey royalty section. It is one of the latest examples of the ampir (empire) style of the mid-19th century.

    The Dolmabahce Mosque is just at the sea, Bosphorus, where u can seat in open air at the cafes and enjoy ur tea or coffee w a wonderful view of Bosphorus Bridge, strongly recommended ... :)

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    On the waters of the Bosporus

    by mikey_e Written Dec 5, 2012

    Across from the Dolmabahçe Palace is the Dolmabahçe Mosque, a freestanding structure across from the Palace and on the edge of the waters of the Bosporus. It was initially patronized by the mother of the Sultan, but was taken over after her death by Sultan Abdül Mecit I and designed by the same architect as the Dolmabahçe Palace, Garabet Balyan. Although it was built in the 1850s, at the same time as the Palace, it was not quite as clearly influenced by Baroque and other Western architectural styles. Nevertheless, its tight, rigidly perpendicular design and reliance on purely geometrical forms still belies the rationalist principles that were also at work in the designs of the Palace. Its large dome is placed atop the walls of the mosque more as a rounding off of their straight lines, rather than cascading onto them, as the domes do on the great Hagia Sophia and Sultan Ahmed Mosque. In the 1940s, this mosque was converted into the Maritime Museum, but was stripped of its role following the 27th of May coup d’état. Since then, it has sat empty (the current museum is further upstream on the same side of the Bosporus), although it does provide a wonderful backdrop to the waterfront café beside it.

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    Bezmi Alem Valide Sultan mosque

    by Raimix Updated Feb 7, 2012

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    Bezmi Alem Valide Sultan mosque differently named as just Dolmabahce mosque, as it is located just near Dolmabahce palace and was used for sultans’ pray.

    It was constructed in 1855, in a style of neoclassical style, but interior is highly decorated in baroque details. Due to this I could highly recommend to visit it, as it looks different to mosques in Sultanahmet area.

    The green place near the mosque is quite nice to relax and look to ships moving on Bosporus shores.

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    DOLMABAHCE MOSQUE

    by balhannah Updated Jan 31, 2011

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    When alighting from the Tram and heading to Dolmabahce palace, you will not miss seeing this pretty little mosque which was built in 1855.

    Dolmabahce Mosque is one of the ornamented mosques constructed in Baroque style.
    The mosque is adjacent to the palace, and it was here the Sultan and statesmen could perform their prayers. It has a circular window design which is rarely seen in mosque architecture and gives the building a different look.
    The interior is decorated in baroque style.

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    Dolmabahçe Mosque

    by Willettsworld Updated Mar 2, 2010

    This mosque is so called because it's located just along the shore from the Dolmabahçe Palace in the area of Istanbul known as Besiktas. It also goes by the name of Bezm-i Alem Valide Sultan Mosque as it was started by Sultan Abdulmecid I's mother and finished under her son in 1855.

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    Dolmabahçe Camii

    by MM212 Updated Mar 1, 2010

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    Completed in 1855, this small mosque was named after the neighbouring Dolmabahçe Palace. It was built to serve the Sultan who resided in the palace. The Armenian architect, Karabet Balyan, designed the structure in a highly ornate Ottoman-Baroque style.

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    Dolmabahce Camii

    by WulfstanTraveller Written Feb 24, 2009

    Near Dolmabahce Sarayi (Palace), just south along the Bosphorus, is Dolmbahce Camii. This was designed by Nigogoyos Balyan, who also helped design Dolmabahce Sarayi. It is in the same basic Ottoman neo-Baroque style, bleinding traditional Ottoman and wetsern European elements and it very ornate inside and out.

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    Dolmabahce Mosque

    by viddra Written Apr 12, 2007

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    It was designed as a part of Dolmabahce Palace and built for Sultan Abdulmecit’s mother, by the same architect. It was completed between 1852 and 1853.

    The interior of the mosque is decorated with designs and emboidery.

    Bezmialem Valide Sultan dedicated all of her wealth to charities.

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    Blachernae Imperial Palace

    by midnight_mike Written May 27, 2006

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    Blachernae Imperial Palace was built in the 11th century by emperor Alexius I. This area was originally outside of the Theodosian Walls. In 627 A.D., the walls were expanded. This created a weakness which would be exploited by invaders in the following centuries.

    Major restoration work is underway, closing off the palace’s interior to visitors.

    The outer wall of the palace
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    Dolmabahce Mosque

    by Birsen Written Feb 26, 2006

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    Dolmabahce Mosque is located in the south of Dolmabahce Palace, on the coast. It was originally commissioned by the mother of Sultan Abd?lmecid, Bezm-i Alem Valide Sultan, but on her death it was continued by Sultan Abd?lmecid. The mosque was completed in 1855; its architect is Garabet Balyan.

    Dolmabahce Mosque is one of the ornamented mosques constructed in Baroque style. Since the mosque is adjacent to the palace, a two storey Sultan maksoorah was constructed on the front part where the Sultan and statesmen can perform their prayers and where public processions and meetings could be accommodated. Circular window design which is rarely seen in our mosque architecture gives the building a different look with its peacock-tail design.

    Dolmabahce Mosque has two minarets with a single balcony. The interior has a decoration having a mixture of baroque and ampere styles. From the dome hangs a precious chandelier. Mihrab and mimbar is made of red porphyry.

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    Dolmabahce Mosque

    by SirRichard Updated May 22, 2003

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    This little mosque is located by the Dolmabahce palace, at the shores of the Marmaris Sea.
    It's rather modern (1855), in neo-classical and baroque style, and was built along with the palace.
    You can get there by ferry from Eminonu or by taxi/bus from Taksim.

    The mosque from the ferry

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    The Dolmabahce Mosque

    by Sharrie Written Feb 25, 2003

    DOLMABAHCE MOSQUE was built in 1852 for Sultan Abdulmecit's mother (Bezmialem Valide Sultan) who dedicated all her wealth for charities. Designed as part of the Dolmabahce Palace, it resembles part of the palace more than a holy place. It's also designed that it reflects the beauty of the Bosphorus more than the land. The interior of the mosque is decorated with embroidery & the niche + the pulpit are decorated with European patterns.

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