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"Nusretiye Camii" Nusretiye Mosque Tip by MM212

Nusretiye Mosque, Istanbul: 5 reviews and 13 photos

  Nusretiye Camii - Aug 04
by MM212
  • Nusretiye Camii - Aug 04 - Istanbul
      Nusretiye Camii - Aug 04
    by MM212
  • Baroque design - Aug 04 - Istanbul
      Baroque design - Aug 04
    by MM212

Commissioned in 1823 by Sultan Mahmut II, the elegant Nusretiye Mosque commemorates the sultan's victory over the rebellious janissary troops (nusretiye means "victory"). The mosque was designed by the Armenian architect Krikor Balyan, whose descendants later also served as imperial architects. Balyan's stunning design was strongly influenced by European Baroque architecture, while retaining the signature Ottoman style.

Address: Necatibey Caddesi, Beyoğlu

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  • Updated Mar 1, 2010
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