Ortaköy Büyük Mecidiye Mosque, referred to by the shorter Ortaköy Mosque, has endured on the coast of the Bosphorous since its construction in 1853. Erected on the foundations of a smaller mosque toppled in the Patrona Halil Uprising, the baroque architecture and stunning pink, blue and white marble interior is a grand treasure of Istanbul's 19th-century architecture boom. Created by the Armenian father and son team that designed the Dolmabahçe Palace, this mosque reflects a complex quality and mastery of vision that matches many of the city's most impressive architectural sights. Make sure to spot the calligraphy hanging on the walls that was crafted by Sultan Abdülmecid, the ruler who commissioned the building.
- Open Hours: Saturday to Thursday from 09:00 AM to 11:15 AM, Saturday to Thursday from 12:45 PM to 02:15 PM, Saturday to Thursday from 03:15 PM to 04:45 PM, Friday from 09:00 AM to 10:30 AM, Friday from 01:45 PM to 02:15 PM, Friday from 03:15 PM to 04:45 PM
Attractions & Landmarks, Religious