Istanbul Travel Guide

Yildiz Hamidiye Mosque

  • Yildiz Mosque

  • The dome sits on four tick iron columns and has 16 windows.

  • The dome sits on four tick iron columns and has 16 windows.

  • Enterance of the mosque

  • The architecture of the mosque is a combination of Neo-Gothic style and classical Ottoman motifs.

Yildiz Mosque was constructed in the years between 1885-1886 by Sultan Abdülhamid II. This mosque an unrivalled example of late Ottoman archtitecture. Sultan Abdülhamid II designed this mosque himself. The mosque was built on a rectangular plan and has one minaret. The architecture of the mosque is a combination of Neo-Gothic style and classical Ottoman motifs.

Neo-Gothic and Ottoman combination

Neo-Gothic style Windows, decorative lines add a different complexion on the tambour of the mosque. Star-shaped engravments on the blue decorations/adornments of the dome are beautiful examples of the rich engraving of the mosque.The dome sits on four tick iron columns and has 16 windows. On the left there is a lodge for sultan.

Useful Information for Yildiz Hamidiye Mosque

Address Besiktas, Serencebey Yks., 34349 Yildiz, Istanbul,
Fast Facts Because the mosques are the sacred places for muslims, there are several cases needed to be paid attention during visits; 1. Mosques must be visited between the prayer times. If you come across the prayer times, you can visit the mosque after the community leaves. 2. Women come to mosques by covering their heads with scarves while the men wear coifs before going in. It should be paid attention to costumes while visiting a sacred place like a mosque, especially in summer times. 3. Shorts should not be worn by men and women during the visits of mosques and tombs because costume is an important point to be paid attention in visiting sacred places.
Video