"Tesvikiye Mosque" Istanbul Things to Do Tip by H-TownJourneyman
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The Tesvikiye Mosque was originally commissioned in 1794 by Sultan Selim III, but most of the current mosque that stands today was completed in 1854 during the reign of Sultan Abdülmecit. It was during this time that several well-known structures in Istanbul were being built or renovated, including Ortaköy Mosque and Dolmabahçe Palace. Most of the mosque's exterior is gray in color, with a golden spire at the top of it's single dome, as well atop it's one minaret. But it is the front of the mosque, constructed during a renovation in the late 19th century, that gives it a unique appearance. This section of the structure almost looks like a late Ottoman period palace, with huge white columns and stained wooden doors and windowsills. It has become a sort of stand out symbol in the upscale, bustling district of Nisantasi.
Directions: Located in Nisantasi just off of Tesvikiye Caddesi
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