"Tophane Çeşmesi" Tophane Fountain. Tip by MM212

Tophane Fountain., Istanbul: 6 reviews and 14 photos

  Carved marble of Tophane Çeşmesi - Aug 04
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  • Carved marble of Tophane Çeşmesi - Aug 04 - Istanbul
      Carved marble of Tophane Çeşmesi - Aug 04
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  • Tophane Çeşmesi - Aug 04 - Istanbul
      Tophane Çeşmesi - Aug 04
    by MM212
  • Tophane Çeşmesi - Istanbul
 

Among many charitable water fountains in Istanbul, this one is named Tophane, after the nearby cannon foundry. The stunning domed fountain was built in 1732 by Sultan Mahmut I, just outside Kılıç Ali Paşa Mosque. Its four sides are covered with marble, carved with the most beautiful and intricate floral designs. Nowadays, the fountain is no longer functional, but stands as architectural monument in Beyoğlu.

Address: Tophane Iskele Caddesi, Tophane, Beyoğlu
Directions: At Nacitbey Caddesi, just outside Kılıç Ali Paşa Mosque

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  • Updated Mar 1, 2010
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