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Teşvikiye Mosque in Istanbul

on 04/03/2013

Teşvikiye Mosque

        Indeed, this is the funeral place of many political and cultural figures and it gives a place of worship perfectly for the Muslim tone of the neighborhood.

Built first in 1794 by order of Sultan Selim III in this part of town that looked in the country, was replaced 60 years later by Abdülmecit the first with the building currently visible.

The architectural style bears little resemblance to the one that we used to see in the Ottoman tradition. Here, no excessive domes, sobriety is the appointment.

A Tugra, the monogram of Sultan – adorns the façade, recalling that the imperial family attended the mosque.

One minaret decorates the building, also two big stone archery columns decorated with inscriptions are enthroned in the yard.

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