Dolmabahçe Mosque

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Dolmabahçe Mosque
Dolmabahçe Mosque Mars 2013.jpg
Religion
AffiliationIslam
Location
LocationIstanbul, Turkey
Geographic coordinates41°02′12.22″N 28°59′43.04″E / 41.0367278°N 28.9952889°E / 41.0367278; 28.9952889Coordinates: 41°02′12.22″N 28°59′43.04″E / 41.0367278°N 28.9952889°E / 41.0367278; 28.9952889
Architecture
Architect(s)Garabet Balyan
TypeMosque
StyleOttoman architecture
Groundbreaking1853
Completed1855
Specifications
Minaret(s)2
Minaret height40.25 metres (132.05 feet) [1]

The Dolmabahçe Mosque is a mosque in Istanbul, Turkey. It was commissioned by queen mother Bezmi Alem Valide Sultan.

A late 19th Century photograph of the mosque by the Abdullah Brothers.

History[edit]

The mosque's construction was originally backed by Bezm-i Alem Valide Sultan. After she died, Sultan Abdülmecid, her son, continued to support the construction of the mosque. Upon completion in 1855, it was opened for prayer services.[2]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Structural Studies, Repairs and Maintenance of Heritage, C. A. Brebbia,L. Binda, page 437
  2. ^ "İstanbul Büyükşehir Belediyesi". www.ibb.gov.tr.

External links[edit]

Media related to Dolmabahçe Mosque at Wikimedia Commons