Ortakoy Mosque

The Ortakoy Mosque is one of a series of historical structures that adorn the Bosphorus Strait and is also known as the Buyuk Majidiye Mosque. It was built by Sultan Abdul Majid and designed by the architect Nikoğos Balyan who studied architecture in France, and the mosque was opened for worship for the first time in 1854 AD. Ortakoy Mosque: an exquisite masterpiece on the shores of the Bosphorus Ortakoy Mosque is considered one of the most important symbols of Istanbul, as it is characterized by its beautiful architecture that is dominated by the Baroque style, a special architectural style that was popular in European palaces in the seventeenth century The Ortakoy Mosque sits on the edge of the Istanbul Strait, occupying a privileged location. In addition to the main worship section, the mosque also includes an additional section where the Sultan prays and relaxes. In that era, it was called the Sultan's Palace, and it was the largest palace that was built in the nineteenth century, and the size of the palace is roughly equal to the size of the main mosque section. The mosque has a large dome that completely covers the main worship section, and dominates the decorations and decorations of the dome from the interior of the heavenly inlay in addition to broad lines, and the Ortakoy Mosque is distinguished from the historical mosques in the region with large bold floral leaves painted in gold under the terraces of its minarets. The mosque includes several paintings in Arabic calligraphy, and the paintings include the word Majesty, the name of the Prophet Muhammad, peace and blessings be upon him, and the names of the rightly guided caliphs, in addition to the plaque of the two testimonies above the pulpit, and all these paintings are distinguished by Sultan Abdul Majeed written in his handwriting! Administratively, the mosque belongs to the neighborhood of Ortaköy, which belongs to the Beşiktaş region, Beşiktaş. When you visit it, it will attract you to the famous local kumpir shops, where you can seize the opportunity to enjoy the taste of the combeer while looking at the beauty of the strait. Ortakoy Mosque: How to get there As for the way to go to the Ortakoy Mosque via public transportation in Istanbul, if you are on the Asian side of Istanbul, you can take the sea ferry and move to the Besiktas Pier, and from there you take the bus going to Sariyer and you go in a Kabataş Lisesi secondary position. But if you want to walk from Besiktas to the mosque, you can reach it within about twenty minutes. If you are in the European section of the city, you can go to the mosque using the Bağcılar-Kabataş tramway line and get off at the Kabatash stop, then take one of the buses going to Sarıyer. If you use the metrobus, you will go to the Zincirlikuyu stop, then take the bus to go to Besiktas Square near Ortakoy.