Ortakoy Mosque and Bosphorus Bridge

Ortakoy Mosque, officially the Buyuk Mecidiye Camii (Grand Imperial Mosque of Sultan Abdulmecid) in Istanbul, is situated at the waterside of the Ortakoy pier square, one of the most popular locations on the Bosphorus. The original Ortakoy Mosque was built in the 18th century. The current mosque, which was erected in its place, was ordered by Sultan Abdulmecid and built between 1854 and 1856. Its architects were Armenian father and son Garabet Amira Balyan and Nigogayos Balyan, who designed it in Neo-Baroque style. The Bosphorus Bridge, also called the First Bosphorus is a bridge in Istanbul, Turkey spanning the Bosphorus strait. The bridge is located between Ortakoy (European side) and Beylerbeyi (Asian side). It was completed on October 30, 1973, one day after the 50th anniversary of the founding of the Republic of Turkey.

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