Skip Navigation LinksIstanbul - 2010 English Places To Go Mosques Yıldız Mosque
Yıldız Mosque

The Yıldız Mosque, located on the way to the Yıldız Palace, is situated above Barbaros Boulevard in Beşiktaş. The principal name of the mosque is Hamidiye Mosque, built in 1885 by Abdül Hamid II. (1842 – 1918). It is rather far from the traditional Ottoman architectural style in its architectural scheme and decorative elements.

The mosque was been built after Sultan Abdül Hamid II was established in the Yildiz Palace. Both the Hünkar Köşkü (royal residence) and the Harim (sanctum sanctorum) of the mosque on square plan provide a more full visual completeness. Moreover, both the small and high dome of the mosque were erected above a polygonal tambour, which has 16 windows. Neo-Gothic style windows and muqarnas (decorative) lines add a different complexion on the tambour of the mosque. Gold leaf and the unprecedented star-shaped engravments on the blue decorations/adornments of the dome are beautiful examples of the rich engraving of the mosque. Additionally, the minaret of the structure has a decorated sherefe (minaret balcony), and the body of the minaret is fluted upward.  

Translated by Mr. Irfan KOKSAL

 


Skip navigation links
Bridges
Historical Bath
Historical Bazaar
Historical Fountains
Islands
Libraries
Mosques
Suleymaniye Complex
Şehzade Complex
Nuruosmaniye Complex
The New Mosque Complex
Edirnekapi Mihrimah Sultan Complex
Rustem Pasa Mosque
Uskudar Mihrimah Sultan Complex
Damat Ibrahim Pasa Complex
Ahi Celebi Mosque
Firuz Aga Mosque
Sultan Ahmed Complex
Hagia Sofia
Kalenderhane Mosque
Zeyrek Church Mosque
Ortakoy Mosque
Valide Mosque
Nusretiye Mosque
Şebsefa Hatun Mosque
Sokullu Mehmed Paşa Complex
Yıldız Mosque
Zal Mahmud Paşa Mosque
Piyale Paşa Complex
Arab Mosque
Beylerbeyi Mosque
Molla Celebi Mosque
Fethiye Mosque
Dolmabahçe Mosque
Küçük Ayasofya Mosque
Mahmut Paşa Complex
Ayazma Mosque
Selimiye Mosque
Laleli Complex
Sultan Selim Complex
Kılıç Ali Paşa Complex
Fatih Complex
Eyup Sultan Complex
Atik Ali Paşa Mosque
Bayezıt Complex
Museum
Palaces of Istanbul
Pavilions
Synagogues and Churchs
Towers



 
Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality 2008