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Nusretiye Mosque

Kılıçali Paşa Mh., Beyoğlu, Istanbul

Across the road from the Tophane tram stop if facing the Bosphorus

Built by Sultan Mahmut II between 1823 and 1826, this ornate mosque, although architecturally influenced by Islamic elements, retains a clear Baroque style. The front of the mosque is enveloped by a sultan’s lodge, and the base of the minaret shaft – mirrored by a baroque weight turret to its side – is bulbous.

Located in Karaköy, you can still make out the cypress trees of the Karacaahmet Cemetery from the mosque.

Read the article on Archnet for more on the mosque’s history.

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