Istanbul Travel Guide

Nusretiye Mosque

  • Nusretiye Mosque

  • The dome of the mosque

  • Mihrap of the mosque

  • According to art historians, this mosque is a gate structure between Baroque, Rococo and Ampire Art styles.

  • Golden foils were used in mosque decorations even in pen works.

  • İt is showcases the last example of classical Ottoman window arrangement.

Nusretiye mosque which has the most beautiful silhouette in Bosphorus coast  is the last monumental mosque. We see it as the most important focus points in Istanbul such as Tophane, Top Arabacıları Kışlası (Gun Carriagers Barracks and the mosque inside it). Foreign effects are at the highest level in mosque whose construction has finished in 1826.

Minarets are elegant with their forms

According to art historians, this mosque is a gate structure between Baroque, Rococo and Ampire Art styles.  24 lined gate inscription which was framed in Gates’s ampir decoration was written with famous calligrapher of that period Keçecizade Izzet Molla. Golden foils were used in mosque decorations even in pen works. It is outstanding within Istanbul Mosques with its thin minarets. Minarets are very elegant with their forms merely resembles with flowers.

The mosque has two minarets, each with two minaret balconies. In addition to the fountain kiosk built beside the mosque, which is established a top ten columns supporting a dome. It is showcases the last example of classical Ottoman window arrangement.

Useful Information for Nusretiye Mosque

Address Meclis-i Mebusan Caddesi Tophane Karaköy Beyoglu 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.
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