Dolmabahçe Mosque

Dolmabahçe Mosque
Basic information
Location Istanbul, Turkey
Geographic coordinates 41°02′12.22″N 28°59′43.04″E / 41.0367278°N 28.9952889°E / 41.0367278; 28.9952889
Affiliation Islam
Architectural description
Architect(s) Garabet Balyan
Architectural type Mosque
Architectural style Ottoman architecture
Groundbreaking 1853
Completed 1855
Minaret(s) 2
Minaret height 40.25 metres (132.05 feet) [1]

The Dolmabahçe Mosque is in Istanbul, Turkey. It was commissioned by queen mother Bezmi Alem Valide Sultan.

A late 19th Century photograph of the mosque by the Abdullah Brothers.


The mosque's construction was originally backed by Bezm-i Alem Valide Sultan. After she died, Sultan Abdülmecid, her son, continued to support the construction of the mosque. Upon completion in 1855, it was opened for prayer services.[2]

See also


  1. Structural Studies, Repairs and Maintenance of Heritage, C. A. Brebbia,L. Binda, page 437

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Coordinates: 41°02′12.22″N 28°59′43.04″E / 41.0367278°N 28.9952889°E / 41.0367278; 28.9952889

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