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"Tomb of Sultan Mahmut II" Tomb of Sultan Mahmut II Tip by Donna_in_India

Tomb of Sultan Mahmut II, Istanbul: 5 reviews and 19 photos

by Donna_in_India
  • Mausoleum - Istanbul
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  • Tombstone - Istanbul
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During your walks around Istanbul, you will likely come across many cemeteries/mausoleums. Do stop and take a look - most fascinating are the tombstones.

This particular mausoleum - the tomb of Sultan Mahmut II - is very large. Octagon in shape, it is designed in the Empire style. It was built in 1838, which is actually the year before Mahmut II's died. Along with Mahmut II, Abdul Hamit II, and Abdul Aziz are also interred in this mausoleum.

Along with the mausoleum and fascinating headstones, the cemetery has a fountain, and (a little strangely), at the far end, a cafe.

Open daily 9:30-4:30

No admission fee

Address: Divanyolu Cad., Cemberlitas
Directions: Tram stop: Cemberlitas. One stop down from Sultanahmet tram stop. Entrance on main road along tram line.

Review Helpfulness: 3.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Updated Mar 16, 2014
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