"Cihangir Camii" Cihangir District Tip by MM212

Cihangir District, Istanbul: 2 reviews and 6 photos

  Cihangir Mosque
by MM212

The original Cihangir Mosque was commissioned in the 16th century by Soliman the Magnificent and dedicated to his son, Prince Cihangir. He chose the imperial architect, Mimar Sinan, for the project. Unfortunately, the structure perished in a fire in the 19th century and was rebuilt in 1874 under the orders of Sultan Abdülhamit II. The new mosque was designed by the Armenian architect Sarkis Balyan who successfully blended European Baroque with Ottoman architecture, as was fashionable in Constantinople in the late 19th century.

Address: Cihangir, Beyoğlu
Directions: Beyoglu

Review Helpfulness: 3.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Updated Mar 1, 2010
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