3 spectacular Istanbul mosques along Bosphorus

The mosques on the Bosphorus shore fascinate those who see their unique architecture and amazing view.

Ortaköy Mosque
Ortaköy Mosque was built by Sultan Abdulmecid in 1853.

3 spectacular Istanbul mosques along Bosphorus

The architect of the mosque was Nikogos Balyan.

3 spectacular Istanbul mosques along Bosphorus

Şemsi Pasha Mosque
This mosque is located in Üsküdar district of Istanbul.

3 spectacular Istanbul mosques along Bosphorus

Built by Grand Vizier Şemsi Ahmet Pasha in 1580, this work is the smallest complex built by Mimar Sinan.

3 spectacular Istanbul mosques along Bosphorus

Dolmabahçe Mosque
It is located at the starting point of the Bosphorus which connects Marmara with the Black Sea between the Dolmabahçe Palace and Kabataş shore in Beyoğlu district.

3 spectacular Istanbul mosques along Bosphorus

The architects of the Dolmabahçe Mosque were Garabet Balyan and his son Nikogos Balyan.

3 spectacular Istanbul mosques along Bosphorus

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